SMC and Rockfax Announce Collaboration on the Rockfax App

The Scottish Mountaineering Club (SMC) and Rockfax are pleased to announce a joint project to create mobile app-based guides from the SMC's existing print guides. To celebrate the beginning of this collaboration, a package covering the popular Northern Corries in the Cairngorms has been released on the Rockfax app - Coire an Lochain (Cairngorm) and Coire an t-Sneachda. There is also a free example package covering Polney Crag (Craig a Barns).

Rockfax and SMC collaboration - big example, 171 kb
Coire an t-Sneachda crag near The Runnel

Rockfax Director Alan James said, "This was too good an opportunity to miss. The SMC were keen for an app, and we had no coverage for Scotland. Over the last few months we have been able to put together an arrangement that benefits both parties and climbers in general. The Northern Corries are a good start but they are just the beginning of this huge task which is likely to take several years. The aim will be to work through the SMC guidebooks producing the app guides as we go. I would especially like to thank Rob Lovell for being the driving force behind this link up."

Simon Richardson, SMC President, said, "The Scottish Mountaineering Club has been documenting climbing in Scotland for over a century, and we are delighted to be embracing digital technology in partnership with Rockfax. The Northern Corries app represents a significant step forward into the world of digital media for the Club and will complement our ongoing guidebook print programme."

Rockfax and SMC collaboration - example 2, 70 kb

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To find the packages, check Crags > Downloads > The Cairngorms on the Rockfax app. The free sample of Polney Crag is under Highland Outcrops South.

The Rockfax app has been available on iOS since October 2015 and has been a great success, with it now being installed on over 16,000 mobile devices. It has been updated 18 times with many significant improvements since the original version. The Android version is nearing completion and we hope to have that released later this year. More about the Rockfax app.

Forums (27 comments)

because I don't see it written above, I just wanted to say a huge thank you!!! I've whinged on here before about the lack of coverage for Scotland on the app and this seems like a hugely positive step forward for both...
You may find use in the share button in the route cells (the blue arrow going up and right) for making a print off for multi-pitch routes for example. This generates a pretty hi-res image of the topo with just the...
I see Alan said no below about printing directly from the app. However if I wanted to print I would screen shot on a phone (or ideally tablet as the screen is bigger) and save to then print off the picture on my...
We are aiming to make this possible. That is why we need to bring the distribution of the app packages back to our own server since that is the only way we can control them and assign them to a user id rather than an...
I've used the iOS version of the app for a few years, but have now made the move to Android. When the Android version eventually gets released will I have to re-purchase any of the packages, or will it be like...
One of the principles we work to in software development is that developers made the best decision they could, given the information and constraints available. That's not to say that they were correct, or that now...

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