CLIMBING is the world's most authoritative publication covering technical rock climbing, bouldering, mountaineering, and ice climbing. Each issue is jammed with practical advice on training, gear, technical skills, injury prevention and treatment, and the most exciting climbing destinations on the planet. Our iPad edition adds slide shows, video, topo diagrams of climbs, and other interactive bonuses.

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Ratings and Reviews



I'm a little surprised to read the positive reviews. I was initially very excited to see Climbing magazine in Newsstand but this implementation is severely lacking. In short it's nothing more than hi-res images of pages which must be viewed in portrait mode, making the process of reading an article or viewing a photo a frustrating exercise in pinching, zooming in and out, and moving a page back and forth. There are blocks of text which span an entire page that are too small to read when zoomed out, so the reader is forced to pinch-zoom in and move the text back and forth. Very clunky and annoying. Likewise, there is some beautiful photography which would benefit from a double-tap-to-zoom mechanic to isolate the image from the text, like in iBooks. Look to apps like Cook's Illustrated for and excellent example of digital print media presentation.

Lifelong reader


I've been reading climbing magazine since i was a flatland-locked kid in Chicago climbing in my local dirt hole (Gravity Climbing gym). It's been my inspiration for the high alpine, it's been my companion for travel planning, it's been my lust for simply not being at my desk. Now, with beefed up skills content and super-charged digital content, this brand steps into the new era with better service, superior design, and high-caliber writing. I am looking forward to this year now that the title has been completely redesigned and that there is a fresh voice in the editorial chair. Love this magazine, and i only hope for better as the season goes on.

I'll stick with the print edition


The content of the magazine is great, but the app is not appropriate for iPhone. The presentation is just medium-res page images, making is necessary to zoom to read anything but headlines, and sometime content is 3/4 or full-page width so it's basically impossible to read without zooming and swiping back and forth. On the other hand, viewing one page at a time it's impossible to take in some of the beautiful two-page spreads in the magazine. The zooming also coexists with page-turning, so my normal method for zooming on a specific part of an image on iPhone ends up turning the page--so instead I have to zoom, swipe, zoom again.

Many of these things are probably fine on iPad. But you presumably still can't see two-page photos.


Active Interest Media
50 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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