Rumney Guide iPhone App
Great news! The Rumney Guide will soon be available on your smartphone. The new iPhone app (android version coming later,) developed by Cambridge-based Alpinewerx, will help newbies and veterans alike better navigate the vast climbing area with Interactive maps, route descriptions and other perks. Basically, the whole print version will be in the app plus a bunch of enhancements, including:
- more pictures of the routes and walls, including route info superimposed on actual photos of the rock.
- full topo map of the mountain to help you find your crag. With cell reception, you'll be able to interact via gps to figure out where you are.
- search function allowing you to find climbs by grade or cliff.
Update: The full version of the app will be on sale for $19.99 and include every climb, every cliff and all the perks. A portion of the sale will go to the Rumney Climbers Association, which is dedicated to preserving the climbing area. So while it may cost more than the average app, it's still less expensive than the book and you support a worthy cause.
A free version, covering only three crags on the mountain will be available for the skeptics out there. However, given what the developers at Alpinewerx have done with the iphone apps for Joshua Tree and Red River Gorge, you'll want the full version. For more info on the app and the developers, check them out on Facebook or twitter.