The Regional Access Database (RAD) is the online service from The BMC allowing you to find the latest access advice for crags in England and Wales.

This app allows you to:

- Search for crags name, area and map
- View detailed access advice and information
- View weather and tidal information
- Easily save crags as favourites
- Add comments about your crag experience
- Download relevant files for each crag

What's New

Version 2.0.2

- bug fixes
- faster crag updates
- crag description text fields added
- seasonal restriction dates now showing when outside of date range

Ratings and Reviews


Finally the RAD in my pocket

Loads of info from the database in the app. Even Cheddar's confusing access is mostly covered. Two things that will turn this from a 4* to a 5* app though… Being able to click the links included in the details to download further information would be very useful. See Cheddar quirky restrictions as an example. I also noticed that some seasonal restrictions for nesting birds are displayed but without any dates of when the restrictions apply. See Avon Gorge Main Wall.



Very good app. Be great to carry on expanding the information to all known crags. Would be helpful to pull through the information in the initial section into the general info section on the expanded crag details page so that it can all be read together. A great resource and well worth the effort - nice one BMC.


Please update

This was an awesome app a few years ago, I used it to find many crags I otherwise wouldn’t have visited. Unfortunately BMC haven’t invested in this for a good few years and it no longer works on iOS 11. I would happily accept adverts in the app if it meant I could use it again! Please update this app!


British Mountaineering Council
103.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 The BMC


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