Beyond the Guidebook: The Definitive Rock Climbing Resource.
• Find outdoor climbing areas near you, and navigate to them, using the map. This super-handy new feature is one of our personal faves.
• The much requested route finder: Easily sort routes by discipline, difficulty, star ranking and more. If a 4-star M9 is your thing, we'll help you find it.
• Search our entire database of 155,000+ climbing routes, even offline.
• Download route beta, photos, and topos state by state for offline use — because the best crags often have the worst reception.
• View a climbing area’s route stats (how many 5.11s are there?) and critical info (when is the raptor closure again?) in a single glance.
• Chat, ask questions, or put out a call for partners in our forum.
• Rate routes and photos, keep track of attempts & sends, or make a to-do list
• It's free to download and free of advertising too. Everything you need, nothing you don't.
• Terms of Service: http://www.mountainproject.com/scripts/TermsOfUse.php
Mountain Project now allows you to see approach trails! There is also a fix for an issue that affected viewing images for some users.
Ratings and Reviews
For climbers, there is really nothing else unless you want to pay the money for a guide book everywhere you go. Mountain project really has an amazing amount of climbing to look into and find for what it is.
The only reason I didn’t do a full 5 stars would be the apps user friendliness. It has been getting consistently better but in my opinion one of the biggest benefits of the app is photos and often my app glitches and won’t save the photos even after they are downloaded for offline viewing (most places I climb don’t have service).
Other than that they have made some other big improvements like book marking and i hope more people continue to use it so it can be even more useful.
I've been using the old version of this app for years and loved it. I got a new phone and downloaded the new version and could not be more disappointed.
It's obvious a lot of money has been injected into the app, but overall the usability has taken a nose dive. It simply has not taken in climbers into consideration on use patterns.
It runs slower, navigation is awkward and weirdly goes all the way back to the state instead of area. I miss the simple and quick hierarchy without the glitchy interfaces to navigate to a wall.
You can't download a single area and are forced to get a whole state which is ridiculous when visiting a single locale in, say, California.
Automatic updates of downloaded areas when you open the app is unnecessary (that first ascent and comments in the last 3 weeks won't change my climbing plans) eats data and slows the downloading of areas I actually want to see.
I literally can't help but curse every time I try and use this app. All the data has been there and was easily accessible and has just been ruined by trying to look good and bloated down with unnecessary features.
Digital guidebook in your pocket...
...or in my case, right in the stash pocket of my chalk bag. Soooooo much easier than photocopying guidebook pages, great information & input from other climbers, and recent updates have made a very nice user interface. Without doubt, one of the best (and most convenient) climbing resources out there.
So, why not 5 stars? Well, I'm a tough critic and there are occasional small glitches, but the MP crew is really good about fresh updates with bug-fixes and improvements. Keep up the great work, MP!!
At time of review: iPhone 6; iOS 10.3.3; MP app v4.0.6.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.