Climbing Guidebooks. Reinvented.

rakkup is the free app that brings the best climbing guidebooks to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

Acadia NP, Maine. Photo Vincent Lawrence.

Joshua Tree with beautiful light


The perfect Joshua Tree companion

Stunning photographs, an amazing, detailed navigation map, and instant filtering and searching through over 3,000 climbs and boulder problems. All at a super price! Don't visit JT without it.

Joshua Tree NP. Photo by Robert Miramontes.

rakkup for Android is here!

Get it from the Google Play Store today and access all rakkup guidebooks in minutes.

Android app on Google Play

Trust the experts

We’ve partnered with the best guides in the business.

Our guidebooks feature comprehensive coverage of climbing areas, crucial beta from local experts, and tons of great photographs.

The Shield, Yosemite. Photo Mark Hudon.

All approaches, accurately

Turn-by-turn navigation to every climb. Spend more time climbing, with no guesswork.

GPS works even beyond the reach of cell service. Stay on route, all the time.

Dolomites, Italy. Photo Todd Kutzke.

Publish your own content

Create a digital guidebook quickly and easily with rakkup’s web-based guide builder.

We handle the technical parts, so you can focus on getting your content to the marketplace.

Acadia NP, Maine. Photo Grant Simmons.

Zoom in

Use rakkup's maps view, topos, and belay view photos to visually browse crags or bouldering areas.

New River Gorge, W. Virginia. Photo Mike Williams.

Climb like a local

Select routes to match conditions and your abilities with rakkup’s instant filtering, then get there without a hitch.

Oukaimden, Morocco. Photo Jeremy Jones.

Recognized for quality

rakkup receives a 2014 Climbing Editors’ Choice award!

We’re excited to be recognized as one of 2014′s best climbing products.

Southern Nevada. Photo Tom Moulin.

The best guidebook content

We’ve partnered with the best area authors and publishers.  Get trustworthy beta, beautiful photos and topos, and frequent updates from local experts.

Zoom in

Explore the crag with rakkup’s area maps, topos, and belay-view photos. Powerful search and filtering lets you personalize your climbing area.  Want to see all the 5.10b sport routes and V5 problems in the sun right now?  Plan a week’s climbing, or just the afternoon.

Turn-by-turn GPS navigation

rakkup uses GPS and detailed trail info to choose the fastest route to your climb, from wherever you are.  No cellular signal?  No problem!

Publish a rakkup guidebook

Thinking about creating a guidebook for your area?  Find out about rakkup’s authoring tools.  We handle the technology so you can bring great content to the marketplace.