We have just added the information from the Rockfax print book Northern England to the Rockfax App. This covers Yorkshire Grit, the North York Moors crags and Northumberland. The coverage extends to all the main climbing areas and an introduction to the bouldering on offer.
We have added geo-located maps to this book so that you can navigate on the climbing-specific Rockfax maps without a data signal.
On the app, check Crags > Downloads to see the Northern England package. If it doesn’t appear, try quitting and relaunching the app to force a connection to the Apple App Store.
We have just published a new edition of TradCLIMBING+, one of our series of performance books. The original edition came out in 2007. This new version contains minor changes only.
We have updated the North Wales Climbs app package to include a near full guide to North Wales Slate. All the recent developments in Australia and Twll Mawr Quarries have been added, and coverage for all the main crags included in the previous version has been expanded to cover the majority of the routes in the Slate Quarries. The information has been put together by Rockfax guidebook author and Llanberis local Mark Reeves.
To get the guide you need to first download the Rockfax app to your iOS device (Android version due later this year). Then check the Downloads section to locate the North Wales Climbs and Slate Quarries package. More information about the Rockfax App.
For people who previously purchased either the full North Wales Climbs package, or the Slate package, this is a free upgraded. Just go to Crags > Downloads > North Wales Climbs and then tap on ‘Update’ next to the correct package.
We have also added geo-location to all the other maps in the guide so that you can now see yourself as a blue dot on out crag overview maps.
A blue dot appears even if you have no 4G connection to show you where you are on the offline map.
We are very pleased to announce a Rockfax to a new area for us. Southern Sandstone Climbs will cover the popular sandstone climbing found in southeast England, on the borders of Kent and Sussex. The area is well known to London climbers since it offers the nearest outdoor climbing to the capital.
It is an interesting area for us since the local ethic is one of top-roping and bouldering dictated by the softness of the rock, which means that normal runner placements can cause serious wear and damage. Lead climbing on hand-placed protection is in fact banned. This has required us to take a new approach to grading and documenting climbs to fit in with the tradition of the area.
The book will cover all the main routes and boulder problems on 12 different crags using the familiar Rockfax style of big photo-topos accompanied by clear descriptions and inspiring action photographs. It has been put together by local climber Daimon Beail who also compiled the deep water soloing section of the Mallorca Rockfax guidebook.
We are hoping to publish in September and things are on schedule at the moment. The book is set to be around 500 pages and will be accompanied by an app version published at the same time.
(Links take you to the UKClimbing Logbook pages)
Bowles Rocks, Eridge Rocks, Harrison’s Rocks, High Rocks, High Rocks Annexe, Happy Valley, Bull’s Hollow, Toad Rocks, Mount Edgecumbe Rocks, Bassett’s Farm Rocks, Under Rockes, Stone Farm
Some example pages below:
The Lofoten Rockfax has been published and is now available for ordering. Pre-orders will be sent out over the next two days and should be with most in the UK by the weekend (20 May), and by the end of next week for the rest of Europe.
This is the second Rockfax to these wonderful islands and brings the coverage up to date with all the new routes, some extra crags, the wonderful area of Stetind and a complete new set of crag photos and maps.
This is our second book of the year after France : Côte d’Azur. Next up is Southern Sandstone Climbs.
The updated information is available on the Rockfax App via the Crags tab > Downloads. Lofoten is available as a single bundle for £25.99 or separate smaller bundles. Anyone who bought the previous version will get a free upgrade to the new version.