North Wales Limestone is the definitive guide to one of the UK's most important and extensive areas for sport and trad climbing on limestone -
there can be few other climbing areas in the UK where such a variety of terrain and diversity of climbing styles can be found within such a small concentrated region.
From roadside bouldering caves to remote multi-pitch trad adventures, and encompassing just about everything in-between: North Wales Limestone has it all.
This guide contains over 1500 trad and sport routes, over 170 full colour photo topos, fully annotated approach maps,
graded list, ticklist, 8a.nu Scorecard integration and much more.
The definitive guide to North Wales Limestone is all you need to bring with you to the crag.
Download the app
As part of our ongoing community topos project, we will be donating all profits* earned from the sale of the full guide app to the North Wales Bolt Fund
* Profits in this case means the guide sale price minus sales tax and store commissions. Everything else goes into the bolt fund.
Don't forget to send us any comments or feedback via our contact page so that we can incorporate this into our next update
and if you climb on North Wales Limestone please consider donating to the bolt fund,
more details can be found on the North Wales Limestone Wiki.
- A general introduction to the app
- Overview map of all the crags covered in the app
- Information, online Google maps and a crag listing for each Area.
- Detailed information for each crag including:
- Parking, access and approach information for each crag
- Interactive sector by sector topos
- Up to date routes and problems lists with full descriptions
- Directions to the crag parking from your current location* in Google maps by tapping the parking map-pins
- A-Z Crag Listing with banded grade lists showing the number of routes in each band for every crag in the guide.
- All of the guidebook information is loaded into the app so it remains fully operational with or without a phone signal.
How to use
This app uses standard navigation features familiar across smart phone apps, other features that may not be immediately obvious include:
Topo downloads can be stopped and resumed as often as you wish by tapping the 'Check for Updates' section at the bottom of the Home Screen (iOS) or each time you start the app (Android),
so no need to worry if your Wi-Fi connection drops mid-download you can just wait until you are back online and restart the process until
they are all downloaded. Once this is complete the app will operate fully offline (except Google Maps) and does not need an internet connection at all.
From the Crag detail page, the sector overview will show a paged set of sectors with a thumbnail of the topo and a sector description, tapping the
thumbnail image will load that sector.
From within a sector, tapping the sector picker button in the bottom left toolbar (iOS) will show the Sector Overview screen that can be used as above,
(tap the image to load the sector) or dismissed by tapping the Done button.
When viewing a sector, you can switch between the topo and routes listing using the buttons in the right of the bottom toolbar (iOS) or by the tabs at the top of the page (Android);
from the routes listing page, tapping a route will switch back to the topo with the route and description shown. Selecting a route from
the topo page (by tapping the badge) will scroll the route listing to centre in the route list and show the route details in the topo view.
To get directions to a crag's parking area, you can tap the parking pin in a map which will allow you to load the Maps App with the parking GPS coordinates
as your destination and your current location* as the start.
* The app will only use location data to to indicate your current position on the map, it is not stored or transmitted externally. N.B. requires a data connection.
Feedback and support
Any comments on route descriptions, grades and topo information would be welcome so that we can refine the information shown
in subsequent updates. This topo app is a living document which can change to reflect current consensus and the condition of the routes
it describes. Please send your feedback via the email link in the app, or use the online form on
this site to help us make the information shown as accurate as possible.
We are constantly looking to improve how our app platform 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 the future.