The eagerly awaited Chamonix Rockfax book has been published and is now available for online ordering from here. Copies should also make their way to most specialist retailers by mid-October.
The book looks great and is the culmination of three year’s of work for Charlie Boscoe as the main author, with help from Jack Geldard especially and also numerous other local climbers, guides and photographers.
It covers all you need for a trip to this amazing valley – from valley cragging, through big granite rock routes, classic ridges, epic north faces all the way to ticking Mont Blanc.
One special feature of this book is the big detailed maps we have created to illustrated the various chapters. In actual fact it is a massive single map that can be displayed and scrolled on phones and tablets. We have made a large PDF of the Chamonix Area Map which you download for free here.
The Rockfax App has been updated to a new version 1.4.2 and we have also updated the Chamonix package to contain the full information from the new print guidebook.
Chamonix Bundle Updated
The initial App package for Chamonix was missing information from two valley crags – Vallorcine and Barberine – and there were some poor topos which needed replacing when the conditions had improved. This has now been updated in line with the Chamonix print guidebook (published on 6 October 2016).
To update, go to Crags > Downloads and click on Update next to the Chamonix package.
Rockfax App Version 1.4.2
This update was done to allow the app to work with the Chamonix information. It also coincided with the release of iOS system 10 which necessitated some bug fixes. The main visual change is that the way the route highlights are now created which is more flexible and allows you to choose a different highlight colour if required.
This version will probably update automatically but if you are unsure, you can trigger it through the App Store > Updates.
Version History – Check out all the changes here.
The Chamonix Rockfax is now available for pre-ordering at a special offer price of £25.95 (RRP £34.95)
Pre-orders finished. The book is now available for online ordering or via your local specialist outdoor retailer.
The book is a big single volume covering everything from Valley Cragging through mountain rock, big north faces and ticking Mont Blanc. It is the one book that you will need if going to Chamonix for an alpine climbing or mountaineering season.
Pre-orders - We are taking pre-orders now for the book at a special offer price which is offering a saving of £9 on the normal retail price and includes free delivery to UK addresses. The books should be delivered after 6 October.
The information is available now on the Rockfax App via the Download tab on the Crags tab. It is available as a single book download for £22.99 or as 13 individual bundles. More information on the App here.
Today sees the release of version 1.4 of the Rockfax app. This is a minor version which enables us to publish a pre-publication edition of the upcoming Chamonix guide within the app. The final version will be available once the book goes to print as a free upgrade to anyone who buys it now.
The Chamonix bundle contains 500 routes on 18 crags. You can buy it in smaller packages if that suits.
It is available now via the Crags Tab > Downloads for £22.99 or as 13 separate bundles.
This autumn we will be publishing a new guidebook to South Wales Sport Climbs. The book is being written by Mark Glaister as the main author but we have also been lucky enough to work with great local route developers Roy Thomas, Goi Ashmore and Gary Gibson.
The climbing is easily split into four main areas – Valleys Sandstone, Gower, the inland and coastal limestone crags and Camarthenshire’s sea cliffs. The variation in climbing on offer is remarkable for such a compact area and access is easy.
This book will be the first book to bring together these various crags into a single edition with many never having been properly covered in print before. We are aiming to get it out in print by October this year and it will be published in book and App format at the same time.
More information on the guide here