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Bowderstone Bouldering


Bowderstone Bouldering is a new up-to-date bouldering topo for the Bowderstone available on iPhone & Android. It is based on a PDF topo authored by Greg Chapman and Neil Kershaw and published on the LakesBloc website.

• iPhone. You can download it for free on your iPhone from the App Store by searching for 'bowderstone' or download here via iTunes. The PDF can be downloaded from the Bowderstone section of the LakesBloc site.

• Android. The app will be available in the Market Place soon, in the meantime you can also download the application for your Android phone from our site at this link: Bowderstone Topo for Android (1.6 or higher)

Main features:
  • Detailed photo-topos of the Ladder Face & South Face.
  • Plan view of the Back Face.
  • Zoom and scroll features.
  • Up-to-date problems list from the August 2010 PDF update.
  • Displays problem details and position on topo when you select a specific problem.
  • Parking and approach information with GPS co-ordinates.
Bowderstone Bouldering iPhone app

How to use

The Bowderstone bouldering topo is a Tab application. You can navigate through the application using the buttons at the bottom of the screen on iPhone or top of the screen on Android.

bowderstone info  Information screen

The info screen contains a brief history of bouldering at the Bowderstone, with sections for location, directions, approach maps and GPS coordinates for the parking area.

Bowderstone Bouldering iPhone app

bowderstone topo  Topo screen

The topo screen features a fully marked sector by sector plan of the main Ladder Face and the South Face, and a plan view of the backside of the boulder. Each problem is marked and numbered on the topo and referenced with a full problem description. You can flick to scroll across the sector map, and pinch to zoom to view the topo in more detail.

You can hide the problem description by tapping the 'x' (close) button and reveal it again by tapping the 'i' (information) button. In addition, the problem description can be moved to the top or bottom of the topo by tapping the arrow button adjacent to the close button.

Bowderstone Bouldering iPhone app topo

bowderstone problem list  Problems list screen

The problem lists are organised right to left by sector. Each problem shows the name, grade and problem description. Any rules or exceptions are also noted in the text.

Selecting a route from the list will switch to the topo and slide to show the starting position of the problem in the centre of the screen. The problem description will be shown in a scrollable area at the top of the screen just below the sector indicator.

Bowderstone Bouldering iPhone app problem list

Feedback and support

We are constantly looking to improve how the app works and to develop new features and functions. Please get in touch and let us have your comments on how you find the app and what features you'd like to see in future.