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RRG guidebook coming to your iPhone

Post by pkananen » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:47 am

I was wondering when someone was going to do this...

http://www.splitterchoss.com/blog/2010/ ... est-stuff/
This was hands down the coolest thing I saw over the course of the show. Wolverine Publishing’s Dave Pegg and I sat down, and he showed me the fully functional 3rd edition of the Red River Gorge guidebook…on his iPhone. This wasn’t just pdf pages you scroll through, this was a fully interactive guidebook where you could browse the different areas, cliffs and routes. You could search by rating, sport or trad, number of stars and area. You could scroll left or right to see what routes were next to the one you were currently looking at. You could even add routes to your tick list and make notes about the ones you had sent. Now, I don’t have an iPhone, but many climbers do, and at some point all our phones will be like this. I will always enjoy flipping through an actual guidebook while sitting on the couch, but how cool to have a thick guidebook’s worth of info literally at your finger tips in your phone? This changes the game completely, look for it out in May.

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Post by Andrew » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:26 pm

God Ray, I want you so bad you tech genius.
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Post by pigsteak » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:53 pm

well suck, it is out there now.
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Post by ReachHigh » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:14 pm

as if I needed another reason to be glued to my iphone.
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Post by Jeff » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:49 pm

Sounds pretty cool.

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Post by blakeleathers » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:34 pm

ne idea when we will be able to download this app?

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Post by blakeleathers » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:35 pm

o... it says may in the first post. fail.

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Post by pawilkes » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:06 pm

just imagine if the base of every route was GPS tagged and the phone could tell you how to get to a route or what route you're standing in front of. that would be super sweet especially at places like Indian Creek
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Post by michaelarmand » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:36 pm

pawilkes wrote:just imagine if the base of every route was GPS tagged and the phone could tell you how to get to a route or what route you're standing in front of. that would be super sweet especially at places like Indian Creek
Yeah that would be sweet, I still can't find tower rock and got lost trying to find wall of denial twice in the same season!
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Post by ScrmnPeeler » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:48 pm

Will the iphone have reception throughout the red?
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Post by Wes » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:01 pm

michaelarmand wrote:
pawilkes wrote:just imagine if the base of every route was GPS tagged and the phone could tell you how to get to a route or what route you're standing in front of. that would be super sweet especially at places like Indian Creek
Yeah that would be sweet, I still can't find tower rock and got lost trying to find wall of denial twice in the same season!
You can't find tower rock? There is a trail sign on the road, and you can see it from the road.

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Post by Jay » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:07 am

Wall of Denial...

Humph...

I triple dog dare you to try and find Dunkan rock in the summer with no GPS...
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Post by pawilkes » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:29 am

Jay wrote:Wall of Denial...

Humph...

I triple dog dare you to try and find Dunkan rock in the summer with no GPS...
We found it in June, strolled up just under Frenchburg Overhangs on our first time up there. so what do I get for surviving a triple dog dare? a tripple dipped ice cream?
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Post by Jeff » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:38 am

Did you put this app together Ray?
I'd imagine you wouldn't need reception out in the woods since it's an app, but to upload/download any info you would have to be connected.

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Post by ahab » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:10 am

pawilkes wrote:
Jay wrote:Wall of Denial...

Humph...

I triple dog dare you to try and find Dunkan rock in the summer with no GPS...
We found it in June, strolled up just under Frenchburg Overhangs on our first time up there. so what do I get for surviving a triple dog dare? a tripple dipped ice cream?
i think the dare was directed towards michaelarmani, which makes all the difference.
he couldn't find tower.
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