Rockfax App Moves to Subscription

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You can now subscribe to the Rockfax app to get the entire catalogue on your mobile device.

Subscription Costs

Subscription costs either £3/month if paid annually (£36/year), or £4/month if paid monthly. For this you get access to the entire Rockfax catalogue - subscribe here

Free Trial Users

If you have been using the device for the last few weeks while it has been on free trial, then you will no longer have access to the downloaded crag information from Monday 15 July. To regain access simply subscribe. You won’t need to re-download the crags on your device.

New Android Users

To install for the first time, go to the Play Store and install the app. This will give you the basic app. To access the full catalogue of all the Rockfax guide information, you need to subscribe and then log in by going to Settings > My account > Sign In. If you have an account on UKClimbing.com then use this log in. If not then go to UKClimbing.com and create an account there first.

New iOS Users

To install for the first time,go to the App Store on your iOS device and install the Rockfax app. This will give you the basic app. To access the full catalogue of all the Rockfax guide information, you need to subscribe and then log in by going to Settings > My account > Sign In. If you have an account on UKClimbing.com then use this log in. If not then go to UKClimbing.com and create an account there first.

iOS Users with Legacy Crags

If you’re an iOS user, and you bought crags in the old system, you will always be able to access these, although they will not be updated. It’s important that you update to the latest version of the app to enable this functionality – update here on the App Store. You do not need to subscribe to access these Legacy Crags.

We have built an optional Trade In system which allows you to swap your legacy purchases for future subscription time. This is done by swapping your Legacy Crags for Account Credit. When you subscribe to the Rockfax App, we will deduct any bills from your Account Credit. When your credit is used, or if a bill amounts to more credit than you have, we will bill your provided payment method for the balance. You will no longer own the Legacy Crags once traded in.

How to use the Trade In System - Make sure you’ve got the latest version of the app, then go to Settings > My Account > Restore Purchases. Then check out your account page in a browser and it should have details of all you old purchases and tell you how much they’re worth. Use the trade in feature on there to receive account credit and then simply subscribe to the yearly subscription.

FAQs on the Rockfax App



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Lake District Climbs to be published in October

Lake District Climbs-smallLake District Climbs is to be published later this year. The book is being put together by Mark Glaister who has been slowly compiling this one for the last 5 or 6 years, backed up by his many years of Lake District climbing experience.

The emphasis with this book is on trad climbing – mountain trad, valley crag trad, wherever it is, this book will cover the best trad routes on the best buttresses in the Lakes.

With 1000 routes covered on 58 different crags there is enough here to keep the majority of climbers happy for a life time. All of this will be covered in the usual Rockfax style – detailed photo-topos, comprehensive descriptions, incredible maps and inspiring action photos.

Publication is planned for October and we are on schedule, however the weather could add a small delay if we have a wet summer.

 



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Rockfax Databases Moved

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The Rockfax Route Databases were set up way back in 2002. They provided the backbone of the UKC Logbook system when it was established in 2005 and since then they have become less popular.

Last month we ported the existing Rockfax comments to UKC Logbooks and enabled a new system for adding them direct to all routes, whether they were covered by Rockfax or not.

This makes the actual information on the Rockfax databases redundant now for public access and,  we have decided to stick to the golden rule of databases, always try and keep our data in one place!

So from today, public access to the Rockfax databases is being closed down. All the information is still accessible through UKC Logbooks. The database will actually still exist since we require it to manage the specific Rockfax app data, but there is no need for public voting and comments since these are all now available on UKC Logbooks.



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Rockfax App Android Version and FREE Access

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To mark the Android release and the change to subscription on the iOS version, we are offering FREE access to the entire Rockfax catalogue to everyone until the end of June 2019.

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Android Users

To install for the first time, go to the Play Store and install the app. This will give you the basic app. To access the full catalogue of all the Rockfax guide information, you need to log in by going to Settings > My account > Sign In. If you have an account on UKClimbing.com then use this log in. If not then go to UKClimbing.com and create an account there first.

That’s it! You now have access to every Rockfax guidebook on your mobile device until the end of June 2019.

New iOS Users

To install for the first time,go to the App Store on your iOS device and install the Rockfax app. This will give you the basic app. To access the full catalogue of all the Rockfax guide information, you need to log in by going to Settings > My account > Sign In. If you have an account on UKClimbing.com then use this log in. If not then go to UKClimbing.com and create an account there first.

That’s it! You now have access to every Rockfax guidebook on your mobile device until the end of June 2019.

Existing iOS Users

The iOS system has also changed and will now be a subscription based system. You will still have access to any packages you have bought previously but you will no longer be able to buy crags as separate packages. Instead, from July 1st, the system will be done on a monthly or yearly subscription basis at a rate of £4/month recurring, or £3/month taken yearly in a single £36 payment. To get the new version just go to the App Store on your iOS device and update the Rockfax app. Then log in using your existing account and you will have access to the entire Rockfax catalogue.

FAQs on the Rockfax App



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Spain : El Chorro Published

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We are extremely excited to announce our third book of the year – Spain : El Chorro – has just been published. This follows on from the Kalymnos guide in May and then North Wales Slate in September.

El Chorro is one of the longest-standing Rockfax areas which we first covered way back in 1994 with a set of topocards. It then went through three editions of the triple-header Costa Blanca, Mallorca, El Chorro books until it got its own title in 2008.

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Now, 24 years after we first covered the areas, comes the biggest and best El Chorro guide yet. The new book has some of the best crag photos we have ever taken. Combine this with the detailed maps and the huge amount of new route development and information and you have the essential guide to this wonderful area.

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El Chorro itself has also come a long way in the last 24 years. The old access problems have now mostly been cleared up and there are now a wealth of climber-friendly accommodation options, including the Olive Branch, Finca La Campana and the Climbing Lodge. This really is a great destination especially for those looking to meet other climbers, or wanting to climb without a car or on a budget.

The book is available now for ordering with free delivery in the UK. It is also available on the Rockfax app.



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