As a travel and outdoor enthusiast, I am keen on gadgets, maps and apps. Today I would like to introduce you to a brand new climbing app for Switzerland: SwissClimb.
Disclosure: my friend developed SwissClimb, a climbing app for Switzerland. I have not tried it myself, but knowing him, I have no doubt it is a quality product; he is Swiss, after all. Here is what he has to say about his app, SwissClimb.
SwissClimb is a comprehensive database of sport climbing spots in Switzerland, covering more than 600 climbing spots. SwissClimb allows you to choose a spot to your liking and at the right level for you, throughout Switzerland.
What you can do with SwissClimb
Use the integrated weather information, and find the exact spot using the integrated SwissTopo maps.
For each climbing spot, SwissClimb enables you to view:
- the number of routes for each climbing grade (single-pitch/multi-pitch)
- the location on Google Maps and SwissTopo
- the weather
- the approach time
- the type of rock
- the altitude
- whether it is kids friendly
- whether it is rain free
- where you can obtain the full topos of the climbing spot
- online topos (if available)
You can use SwissClimb to choose the ideal climbing spot for your level and to your liking. Use the integrated weather information to filter for sunny places only, and find the exact spot you want using the integrated SwissTopo maps. And when you find your perfect place, you can use your smartphone to get you there. SwissClimb supports multiple climbing grade systems: French, UIAA, USA.
Limitations of SwissClimb
SwissClimb does not contain information on single routes, therefore you will always need a climbing guidebook (topo) for that, except of course for such cases where the topos are available online. SwissClimb contains links to books and/or to online resources for each crag.
So if you are interested in climbing, whenever you may be in Switzerland and are looking for a great spot to climb, you can count on SwissClimb to guide you!
SwissClimb is available on Android and iPhone.