Design & Create AR
Climbing Routes

How to use Climb Designer

Creating a new Climbing Route in the App

Climb Designer allows you to create your own climbing route at home, outside, anywhere

After the app loads, you will see a ghosted out climbing hold that attaches itself to real world locations, or to other virtual objects

Tap on the screen to add a hold, you can then change it's size, rotation and color. Choose a climbing wall and you can add holds to the wall, you can even add holds on-top of other holds

If you have a friend with the app, you can design a climb together, you can link your sessions and add/remove holds from the same scene

More detailed information

Q: How do I add a hold

A: A `ghosted` version of a hold will be displayed on the screen, when you tap, it will be placed wherever it is

Q: How do I change to a different hold/volume/wall

A: Tap the paintbrush icon to view all available holds/walls/volumes. Select one to set it as your active hold. Long-press a hold to see a larger version of it

Q: How do I change the color/material of a hold?

A: Tap the color dropper icon. This loads the color picker tool. Tap a material to apply it to your current hold and set it as your active color. Long-press to see a larger version

Q: How do I rotate a hold?

A: With a hold selected, Identified by a ring, use a two-finger gesture to rotate the hold

Q: How do I re-size a hold?

A: With a hold selected. use a two-finger pinch gesture to scale the hold

Q: How do I move an already placed hold?

A: Long-press on a hold, this will pick the hold up so you can move it. Tap again to place it.

Q: How do I set the start/finish tags of a route

A: Tap the tag icon to add or remove a tag from a hold

Q: How do I change the tag color?

A: Long-press on the tag icon to show the color picker for the tag. Tap a color to apply it to the tag

Q: How do I re-select a hold?

A: Double-tap a hold to select it, you can now change it's color etc

Q: How do I remove a hold?

A: With a hold selected, press the remove button

Q: How do I remove all holds?

A: With any hold selected, long-press the remove button. You will be asked if you want to remove all the holds. Tap yes to remove all holds

Q: How do I undo my last action?

A: Swiping left on the screen will undo your last action, you can swipe left until your scene is empty if you wish

Q: How do I redo my last action?

A: Swiping right on the screen will redo your last undone action.

Q: How do I go full-screen?

A: Tap the glasses icon to go into full-screen view mode. Tapping the screen again will go back to edit mode

Q: How do I upload my climb so others can view it?

A: When you're happy with your route, you can upload it for everyone to see. Tap the upload icon at the top of the screen. YOu will be prompted to login/register if you don't have an account already. Once logged in, fill in a few details about your climb, give it a name, description, estimated grade, optional location and press upload.

Q: How do I allow a friend to create a climb with me?

A: When creating a climb together, make sure that you and your friend both have the latest version of the app. Both users should open the app, The app will automatically find each other. One user can tap a banner at the top of the screen to share the scene with the other user. Your sessions will sync and you will then be sharing the same 3D-Environment to work in.

Viewing a Climb in the App

Tap the `Browse` button at the bottom of the app, here you will see the latest climbing routes

Find a route you like and tap to load it

The route will be downloaded and displayed in augmented reality right in front of you. You can walk around this model

View a Climb from this website - No App Necessary

Visit http://www.climbdesigner.com on your iOS device and find a climb you would like to see

To load the Climb in AR, simply tap the image, your phone will now show the climb in Augmented Reality

You can toggle between AR (Augmented Reality) and the Model file

Optionally, you can view a short 360 video of the climb which you can then share on social platforms