North Wales Rock
By Steve Golley
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A select guidebook for rock climbing in North Wales by Mark Reeves, published on theSend topo app platform.
This guide covers selected classic rock routes of the North Wales area from the sea cliffs of Gogarth to the mountains of Snowdonia. The areas covered are:
- Llanberis Pass
- Ogwen Valley
- North Wales Limestone
At present the guide contains over 750 routes across 165 topos covering 7 major climbing areas in North Wales, the free taster app includes details of the sport and traditional climbing in Vivian Quarry on the Llanberis slate. You can review the areas, crags and routes covered on the supporting website at http://theSend.co.uk/NorthWalesRock/ or from the 'About' section of the taster app.
- a general introduction to the climbing in this area.
- crag search and maps for the whole guide, area by area and crag level.
- detailed crag info including parking, access and approach information.
- detailed sector information.
- interactive sector by sector topos showing both the sport and traditional climbing
- up to date routes and problems lists with full descriptions
- route info selection from the routes listing, route badges and swipe navigation.
- online map showing your location relative to the crag
- area by area sketch maps for for full offline use
- split parking and crag map pins when the map is zoomed in, with directions from your current location available from the parking pin.
Please note that in order to keep the iTunes file size small, the app isn't preloaded with any of the topo images. You can download these in one go when the app loads or later from the 'Check for Updates' link on the home screen. If your connection is interrupted you can resume your download as often as you wish from the 'Updates' screen until you have received all of the images.
What's New in Version 1.2
In this version we have added over 50 extra routes and added Pant Ifan and Upper Tier crags to Tremadog, North Stack Wall to Gogarth, Scimitar Ridge to Llanberis Pass and added Craig Dorys to a new Lleyn section, incorporating Trwyn Maen Melyn (previously featured in the Tremadog section).
We have revamped 123 of the existing topos to make use of the larger screen on the iPhone 5
Fixed a bug where some route markers appear in the wrong location on some topos
Fixes an issue where the topo for Vivian Quarry - Conscience Slab sometimes fails to download correctly.
Updated the text formatting for multi-pitch route descriptions.
Potentially a great, revolutionary product, sadly, feels more like a school project. A real shame as the issues are not with the concept, but the quality of the product. Photographs don't enlarge well they pixelate, photos have a lot of trees in them, which is unhelpful to the route marking. Descriptions of routes are not proof read, and are unreliable in terms of the grades given, on a number of occasions the grade is different within the pitch / overall grade listing? Lack of routes listed on the crag, means you'll always need a guide.
Hopefully this is the first step to a product that could be amazing, and spread to other areas.
As somebody who doesn't own many guidebooks this will revolutionise my climbing as for once I'll actually know where to go!
There's a LOT of content for the money. I hope more of these spring up to cover other climbing areas in the UK.
- Category: Sports
- Updated: 27 March 2013
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 6.9 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Steve Golley
- © 2013 theSend.co.uk
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.