Climbing, hiking and technology: 14ers.com introduces its iPhone app

Take 14ers.com with you anywhere you go with its new iPhone app.

As if Colorado’s high country aficionados don’t blow enough time surfing the 14ers.com website. Now they can do it on their iPhones.

14ers.com, the website that posts route information, trip reports, trailhead conditions and a highly trafficked forum, introduced its iPhone app this week.

It’s a pretty comprehensive app. Check out the peak list and it will give you detailed information about established routes on each of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks, including photos. You can also get trailhead conditions, maps, directions and peak stats.

Here’s a better breakdown that the site sent to users:

The app interacts real-time with 14ers.com data so there’s no need to push content updates through the app store when changes are made on 14ers.com. It conveniently stores information and images for offline use or in the backcountry, when you don’t have an Internet connection.

14er Peak lists

14er Overview Map

Peak Stats

Trailheads and Driving Directions

Trailheads on Google Maps

Road Difficulty Ratings

Route Descriptions

Route Topo Maps

Route Google Maps with route overlays

Route Photos (yes, all of them!)

Multi-Route Overview Maps

User-contributed Peak Condition Updates

User-contributed Trailhead Condition/Road Updates

All available real-time from the site and will stay on your device for use when you’re off-the-grid. If someone adds a Peak or Trailhead conditions update to the site, you can get it as soon as it’s on 14ers.com.

Best of all: It’s free. The app is also available for Android phones.

So as long as you can get reception and you have your phone, last-minute details about the peak you want to bag are going to be pretty close by.

Site founder Bill Middlebrook’s next challenge? It might be asking a bit much, but some of us might clamor for a 13ers.com app soon.

Bob Doucette

On Twitter @RMHigh7088

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