Rockfax and UKC at Kendal


The Rockfax and UKClimbing team will be at the Kendal Mountain Festival for all four days from the opening on Thursday 19 through to Sunday 22. We have a stand in the new Basecamp Village where you will be able to meet the team, try out the Rockfax App and grab bargain guidebooks.

Those present on the UKC/UKH/Rockfax stand at various times will be:

Alan James, Jack Geldard (also presenting the Chamonix 150th Anniversary Session on Sunday 10am in the Leisure Centre), Natalie Berry (also featured in the HotAches Film Transition premiering on Friday Night), Rob Greenwood (also hosting the Petzl Rock Session on Sunday in the Town Hall), Nick Brown (director of the UKC film In The Bubble in Climbing 2 programme), Dan Bailey and Mark Glaister.

Also making an appearance from behind their screens are the seldom-spotted-in-public UKC/Rockfax Technical Team – Rockfax App Developer, Stephen Horne and UKC and Rockfax Technical Developers Paul Phillips and Martin McKenna.

If you have any questions that you wish to ask the team then visit the stand and we will either arrange a meeting or pass your question on.

For those after bargains we will have all the Rockfax books on sale at up to £5 off for most of them.

Happy Rockfax bargain hunters at the Outdoor Show in London, February 2015

Happy Rockfax bargain hunters at the Outdoor Show in London, February 2015


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Clwyd Limestone Now Available For Pre-order

The Clwyd Limestone Rockfax is now available for pre-ordering at an extra special offer of £24.95 (RRP £29.95)


This book updates and expands the 2005 Clwyd Limestone Rockfax with all the new routes plus six new crags. It has 264 pages (104 more than the previous edition) and is presented in the new big photo topo format.

Pre-order Delivery Date - We are expecting to receive stock in the beginning of December and the pre-order copies will be sent out as soon as the first books reach the distributors.

RF-App-Icon-ShadedIf you can’t wait that long then the full guidebook is now available on the App for £22.99. Just make sure you have updated to the latest version 1.1 (update here) and ‘Clwyd Limestone’ will appear in the downloads list.

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Rockfax App Update – Version 1.1


We have just released an update to the Rockfax App. Version 1.1 adds the ability to buy full ‘book versions’ of the various areas at significant discounts, plus two new areas are now available – Dorset Bouldering and Clwyd Limestone. The latter is in conjunction with the new book, due for publication in December. The Clwyd Limestone App version is available now for £22.99. The book is currently on special offer for pre-orders at £24.95.

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Version 1.1 – November 10 2015

+ Added full books to the shop. You can now buy whole areas, which are cheaper than buying a printed book.
+ Added the ability to order crags as they are ordered in print books (approximately geographically left-to-right).

~ Improved speed of UKC crag import on the map.

~ Fixed a bug where the ‘Downloads’ and ‘My Crags’ tabs might disappear.
~ Fixed a bug in the advanced route filters where the wrong value would appear in the UI.
~ Fixed a bug when tapping on text on topos and maps (it made it harder than it should be to tap them).
~ Fixed a bug where it was impossible to remove all partners from a logged ascent.
~ Fixed some crashes.

Current Areas Covered – New in Bold

Ariege, Clwyd Limestone, Dolomites, Dorset (Sport and Trad), Dorset Bouldering, Eastern Grit, Gower Sport Climbing, Lofoten, Northern Limestone, North Wales Climbs, Peak Limestone, Pembroke, Siurana, West Country Climbs

Following in the next few months

Costa Blanca, Kalymnos (app only), Mallorca (with the new book)

In preparation

Haute Provence, Cote d’Azur, Languedoc Roussillon, El Chorro, Western Grit, Northern England


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Mallorca Rockfax New Edition in January 2016

We are just putting the finishing touches to the next edition of the Mallorca Rockfax and are aiming to publish it in January 16. This book adds to the previous editions with a whole host of excellent new crags for both the sport climber and the deep water soloist.

On a quick trip in October the Rockfax team were able to drop in on a number of excellent new crags and old areas which have had a facelift. We have included a selection below.

More about the book here.

Sa Mola de Felanitx

Sa Mola de Felanitx

Sa Mola de Felanitx – This crag appeared in the 2011 edition but only had a round 7 badly bolted old routes. The area has received a complete overhaul and is now home to around 40 routes in the 4 to 6c grade range.

Commune de Caimari

Commune de Caimari

Commune de Caimari - A major addition to the set of crags to the north of Caimari. This wall is significantly more extensive than the established crag Muro de camera which is around 250m further down the road. Excellent routes across the grades from 4 to grade 8′s.

Torre d'en Beu

Torre d’en Beu

Torre d’en Beu - A similar crag to the ever-popular Tijuana that has been well bolted with a great set of routes in a fine position above a rock platform.

S'estret - new sectors

S’estret – new sectors

S’estret (new sectors) – Four superb walls with around 30 mid-grade routes in a shady setting.

Cala Llamp

Cala Llamp

Cala Llamp – Atmospheric huge sea cliff with a developed cave in a superb situation. Not for the feint-hearted!

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Clwyd Limestone Nears Publication

We are putting the finishing touches to the new edition of Clwyd Limestone and the book should be available in the first week of December if everything goes to plan.


It is a complete re-working of the 2005 book with new photos, new routes and a number of extra crags added. More information on the book is here.

This will also be the first book that we will publish simultaneously in print and digital format after the successfully launch of the Rockfax App last week.

After that the next book will be a new edition of the Mallorca Rockfax which is also going to be a significant re-working with a number of new crags being added, plus plenty of updated information. This too will be in print and digital format and is expected to be available from early January.

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