By Outdoor Geeks, LLC

  • Category: Sports
  • Release Date: 2012-04-23
  • Current Version: 26.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 31.46 MB
  • Developer: Outdoor Geeks, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 63 Ratings


rakkup allows you to access an entire bookshelf of climbing and backcountry skiing guidebooks on your iPhone, even beyond the reach of cell phone coverage. Once downloaded, guidebooks work offline with no Internet connection! It is also the first and only mobile climbing app that navigates you through the trail system to your climb, turn by turn. Produced in partnership with Outdoor Research, rakkup reinvents the guidebook for the smartphone era. We've partnered with Wolverine Publishing and other publishers to bring you rich guidebooks complete with color photos and topo drawings. Free sample climbs and ski descents are included. Browse climbs and descents on a map or in the list format of your choice, filter and search in seconds, then navigate using your phone's GPS with a single tap. In climbing guidebooks, the app continuously calculates the easiest route through the trail system from your current location. Simply follow the arrow and moving map. Note: When actively navigating to a climb, rakkup uses GPS in background. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.



  • Handy pocket guide

    By ClimbGneiss
    Great tool, especially for the off the beaten path crags
  • Gorgeous and intuitive

    By PdxYeager
    The maps, interactivity between routes/photos, and the climbing log all integrated into one app are awesome. Make beta notes for yourself after a burn to review for the red-point attempt. Swipe between lines to make sure you know what your about to get on. It's intuitive, and at least for the Portland area really helpful.
  • Very good. Small bugs

    By Billfrank
    Awesome app. Makes finding routes extremely easy and gives simple descriptions of approaches. Pictures of the walls with graphed lines for each climb is very organized and boosts the climbing experience so much. My only problem is a few bug fixes. The main one is a glitch that happens after I blow up the route pictures to full screen and then try and shrink it down to read the description, about half the time it flashes to a tan screen and I have to restart the app to get it functioning. It is extremely annoying. Please get this fixed. Also the GPS system is a little touch and go. Great when it works but only works about 20 percent of the time. Looking forward to new books!!
  • Great while the app wasn't broken

    By Vinnythepizzaguy
    The app was great and had awesome features until it started crashing upon login. I now cannot access my guidebooks.
  • Love Rakkup

    By Zach Bonta
    I've loved using rakkup, and I see a lot of potential for the future. It is helping to bring climbing to more people, and making the knowledge that is essential to growing as a climber more accessible. Very easy to use program, makes finding the routes you want a breeze, instead of hunting around an area and guessing the grade. Love Rakkup
  • Samples do not work.

    By Hhgoal
    Cannot even get the sample guides to work so there is no way I am spending money to try and buy one.
  • A very powerful backcountry ski tool

    By Andyingunny
    Route planning and terrain knowledge are some of the most important elements of backcountry skiing in avalanche terrain. This is why a quality photographic guidebook written by a professional is such a great resource. RAKKUP takes this to a whole new level. Professionalism, and trusted knowledge are still the cornerstones of the app. But the power of digital tools are unleashed by the developers. Photos you can zoom on, drawn routes you can hide or show, terrain filtering features (aspect, slope angle..etc), and most amazingly, turn-by-turn navigation on topographic maps. To top it all off, you can download any RAKKUP "book" and access it offline, and without phone service. I'm definitely a bit old school, and prefer paper books in most cases. I also have only a small handful of apps on my phone. So it's certainly impressive that I was able to figure out how to use the app without much frustration or learning curve.
  • The next generation of guidebooks

    By Rock gobbler
    Though I still truly love printed guides, the new era of digital is here an with route development constantly growing the live updates from RAKKUP make finding your routes much easier, especially in some of the more obscure areas.
  • v21 offers great new features

    By Nategreenberg
    Version 21 of rakkup includes peak names for backcountry ski descents and brings ice climbing titles to the bookshelf. A great improvement over the last release.
  • We got screwed by Rakkup

    By TyMH
    Went to use Rakkup in Red Rocks and it worked fine for the first 1/3rd of the hike and then refused to open. Would keep hitting the load screen and then just booting me back to the home screen without opening. Restarted phone, force quit app, and cycled airplane mode to no avail. We had to bail because we were counting on the beta contained within the app to get up Crimson. Go buy a book instead, it won't crash and end your day of climbing before it even begins.