North Wales Winter Now Available on Rockfax App

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Okay, so the weather isn’t conducive yet for any real ice climbing but, for the unlikely event of a big freeze, we have prepared a small App version of the North Wales Classics chapter dedicated to winter routes in North Wales. It is available now from the Crags tab > Downloads for £4.99 for a single bundle for all the crags.

EigerNorthFaceCoverIt covers the Trinity Face on Snowdon, Craig y Rhaeadr, Cwm Idwal and the Black Ladders – the three best and most popular venues for winter climbers.

For those that like their routes on a different scale, we have also added Jack Geldard and Rob Greenwood’s excellent North Face of the Eiger topo and description as a free download on the App.



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Rockfax and UKC at the Outdoor Show – EXCEL, London 11-14 Feb

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Rockfax and UKC will be at the Telegraph Outdoor Show at the EXCEL Centre in London’s Docklands from Thursday 11 Feb to Sunday 14 Feb – get tickets here

We will be stationed on the big DMM Climbing Village which is in front of the bouldering wall on our exciting new stand. Come along to meet some of the staff, check out the Rockfax App, chat about UKC and grab a bargain guidebook.

Rockfax Book Offers – Rockfax books will be on sale at around £5 off for single purchases and £10 off for multi-buy. There are plenty of other bargains on sale in the DMM Climbing Village as well so you can quickly get your entrance fee back and have a great day into the bargain.

Alan James will be there to demonstrate the App and, on Saturday, Deep Water Solo author Daimon Beail will also be on the stand. From UKC, Assitant Editor Natalie Berry will be present for the whole show, as will Advertising Manager Rob Greenwood.

So come and meet us, get a bargain, have a chat or simply pick up a free car sticker!

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Rockfax App Update – Version 1.2

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We have just released an update to the Rockfax App. Version 1.2 adds country dividers, auto-zooming maps and more detailed grade breakdowns for crags.

The auto-zooming maps is an excellent new feature that enables us to produce huge single maps for areas which zoom in to the appropriate detailed area when viewing a particular crag. This has the benefit of allowing wide area overview and close detail accessible using pinch/expand on the same screen. The best examples are in the Kalymnos and Rjukan areas.

Version 1.2 also coincides with some new areas – Kalymnos, North Wales Winter and The North Face of the Eiger – an eclectic set which are all being released in February 2016, with France : Haute Provence soon to follow.

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Download or update now from the App Store

There is a lot more info on the App here


Version 1.2 – 5 February 2016

+ Crags and bundles now appear under the country where they are located
+ Opening an offline map will zoom in to show you current crag
+ Crags now include more detailed grade breakdown summaries

~ Fixed rare issue where the downloads tab would always be empty
~ Fixed rare issue where app wouldn’t connect to App Store from some countries
~ Performance improvements
~ Other bug fixes


Current Areas Covered – New in Bold

Ariege, Catalunya*, Clwyd Limestone, Costa Blanca, Dolomites, Dorset (Sport and Trad), Dorset Bouldering, Eastern Grit, Eiger*, Gower Sport Climbing, Haute Provence,  Kalymnos*, Lofoten*, Mallorca, Northern Limestone, North Wales Climbs, North Wales Winter, Peak Limestone, Pembroke, Rjukan, West Country Climbs
* App-only areas

In preparation

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



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Rjukan Now Available on the Rockfax App

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The out-of-print Heavy Water – Ice Climbing in Rjukan Norway guidebook has now been added to the Rockfax App and is available via the Download tab on the Crags tab. It is available as a single book download for £14.99 or as 14 individual bundles.

This book has be out-of-print for a while and we had passed on the rights to the print information, however the situation changed and Tom Atle Bordevik has allowed us to turn it into an App-only version. Rockfax will not be producing a print version of this book and Tom has said that he is not likely to produce one either.

Download the App now from the App Store and gain access to 23,585 routes from your mobile device.



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Spain : Mallorca Published

Natalie Berry, Mark Glaister and Paul Phillips relaxing with a beer after a day's crag research at S'estret on Mallorca during the work for this new guidebook

Natalie Berry, Mark Glaister and Paul Phillips relaxing with a beer after a day’s crag research at S’estret on Mallorca during the work for this new guidebook

We have just published our first book of 2016 – Spain : Mallorca. The book is now available for next day delivery or from your local specialist retailer.

This book arrives only 5 years after the previous edition such has been the popularity of the amazing climbing on the island. It updates the existing crags and adds an additional 13 new, or substantially developed, crags to the repertoire for sport climbers and/or deep water soloists – check here for a full list.

RF-App-Icon-ShadedThe information has also been added to the Rockfax App and is available via the Download tab on the Crags tab. It is available as a single book download for £22.99 or as 22 individual bundles including a single bundle for the Deep Water Soloing section (£12.99). Most of the information is the same although the Grau des Ruc section includes basic listings of two extra crags. More information on the App here.

With this book we are also adding Mallorca to our set of guides which support local access and bolting initiatives. We are currently negotiating with local climbers about how and where this will take place.

Next up for us is one of our most ambitious projects to date – the Chamonix Rockfax. More information on this exciting project to follow.



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