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Luke Pace · · Arkansas · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 70

What do you all think about music at the crag? It seems some people get really mad about it. I honestly like it when people have their music playing while I climb....

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

Here we go...

Use of the search function will tell you what people think of it. There have been many (too many) threads on this subject.

Five pages, minimum. 

Just because you like it, doesn't mean everybody else does. Be considerate of others.

Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,195

"The perception of sweet sound is our most indefinite sense."
As an audiophile, I suppose my first question is why anyone wants to listen to something coming out of an I-phone speaker.
But to each his own, regardless.

Why not just use earbuds?
Probably because it interferes with communication, but implies the answer to another question, right?
Noise distractions mess with communication and attention.

Luke Pace · · Arkansas · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 70
Tony B wrote:

"The perception of sweet sound is our most indefinite sense."
As an audiophile, I suppose my first question is why anyone wants to listen to something coming out of an I-phone speaker.
But to each his own, regardless.

Why not just use earbuds?
Probably because it interferes with communication, but implies the answer to another question, right?
Noise distractions mess with communication and attention.

I am referring to a bluetooth speaker, at medium volume so it doesnt interfere with communication


amarius · · Nowhere, OK · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 20

We should let this topic go...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_gD45ngr_E

Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,195
Luke Pace wrote:

I am referring to a bluetooth speaker, at medium volume so it doesnt interfere with communication


I was also referring to such a device... little portable things of whatever sort.

"so it doesnt interfere with communication"
In terms of 'interfere' I suppose you meant with YOUR communication.  

That's subjective, and also presumptive.   Your experience is not the same as other's.
Fist off, everyone's attention is slightly different.  Personally I find things that I don't like relatively distracting and irritating.
Likewise, with other people there talking over the music (who increase their volume to do so) that becomes increasingly loud.
A partner 80' away and over a ledge is not very loud.  How loud is the music?  40db?  That's louder than a voice at 80' by far.

You asked for other opinions, I answered.
Couldn't an earbud be turned down to such a level as well?

Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65
Luke Pace wrote:

What do you all think about music at the crag? It seems some people get really mad about it. I honestly like it when people have their music playing while I climb....

Doesn't matter if you like it or not. It sucks for others. Keep your music to yourself.

Noah Yetter · · Lakewood, CO · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 105

If it's loud enough for you to hear, it's bothering someone else.


Music at the crag: not even once.

Luke Pace · · Arkansas · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 70
Tony B wrote:

I was also referring to such a device... little portable things of whatever sort.

"so it doesnt interfere with communication"
In terms of 'interfere' I suppose you meant with YOUR communication.  

That's subjective, and also presumptive.   Your experience is not the same as other's.
Fist off, everyone's attention is slightly different.  Personally I find things that I don't like relatively distracting and irritating.
Likewise, with other people there talking over the music (who increase their volume to do so) that becomes increasingly loud.
A partner 80' away and over a ledge is not very loud.  How loud is the music?  40db?  That's louder than a voice at 80' by far.

You asked for other opinions, I answered.
Couldn't an earbud be turned down to such a level as well?

I suppose it could, but an earbud will block your hearing to some degree without any music. Thank you for your opinion, I'm just looking to see what others think. What do you think about a boulder field where communication is not as important?

Sam Miller · · Bend, OR · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 30

Fucking gymbies

Luke Pace · · Arkansas · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 70
Sam Miller wrote:

Fucking gymbies

Don't be a jerk!  

ViperScale . · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 240

Having been out with some bouldering friends they annoy the shit out of me when they play music. They are always like fine lets ask the others... but the problem is normally others just don't want to deal with the BS and will say it is fine even if they don't want it playing because they don't want to deal with the other people <--- myself included in this category... I did drop a rock on another person's speaker onetime because it was really annoying.

Eric Carlos · · Chattanooga, TN · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 40
Luke Pace wrote:

I suppose it could, but an earbud will block your hearing to some degree without any music. Thank you for your opinion, I'm just looking to see what others think. What do you think about a boulder field where communication is not as important?

It's annoying no matter what.  Wear earbuds at the boulder field because communication isn't important  

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

Luke,

Based on the replies - it's unanimous. Other people don't want to hear music at the crag. Will that affect your behavior? 

Luke Pace · · Arkansas · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 70
FrankPS wrote:

Luke,

Based on the replies - it's unanimous. Other people don't want to hear music at the crag. Will that affect your behavior? 

Well, yeah. I am not interested in pissing people off. 

John Barritt · · OKC · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 1,065

What kind of music? Blue Oyster Cult, or Lady GaGa........... ;) ?

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275
Luke Pace wrote:

Well, yeah. I am not interested in pissing people off. 

You're a good man for considering others!

Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65
Luke Pace wrote:

I suppose it could, but an earbud will block your hearing to some degree without any music. Thank you for your opinion, I'm just looking to see what others think. What do you think about a boulder field where communication is not as important?

Let's make this as simple as possible:

NOT ANYWHERE.

Keep the tunes in your earbuds or in your car. Period.

Brandon Ribblett · · Breckenridge, CO · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 65

maybe its ok if you are at the crag by yourself, but music has no place in a crowded crag of any sort. 

Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 310
Luke Pace · · Arkansas · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 70
John Barritt wrote:

What kind of music? Blue Oyster Cult, or Lady GaGa........... ;) ?

CCR, lil wayne, Toto, Journey, etc

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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