Rockfax at the Outdoor Show


Natalie Berry on the new Rockfax stand at the Outdoor Show.

We enjoyed a great four days at the Telegraph Outdoor Show in the London ExCel Centre. The Rockfax stand looked better than ever and we were able to meet plenty of climbers on the stand to discuss the books, the App and UKC.

Thanks to all those who came along and thanks also to Alex Haslehurst, Nick Thomas and the team at DMM for arranging the stand and the rest of the DMM Climbing Village.


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Kalymnos Now Available on Rockfax App


A full Kalymnos guide has been added to the Rockfax App. This is now available via the Download tab on the Crags tab. It is available as a single book download for £14.99 or as 17 individual bundles.

The App version contains an amazing 2,601 routes making it the most extensive guide currently available for the island. It covers all the crags including the northern bays, the Vathy Valley, around Pothia and Telendos as well as the main areas above Massouri.

Download the App now from the App Store and gain access to 25,900 routes from your mobile device.

Bolt Fund Donations – We are making a contribution from the proceeds to go towards bolting maintenance on the island.

Kalymnos MiniGuide – This App version is a complete reworking of the 2002 MiniGuide with new crag photos throughout and 2,200 more routes!

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North Wales Winter Now Available on Rockfax App



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

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


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.


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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