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Howdy

I thought I remembered reading a thread on the topic a year or two ago, but that shit's long gone now. If anyone happens to have a link, I'd be obliged.

Otherwise... what are you doing to jam beats? Want the best sound possible, but weight is the biggest concern. Where's the current technology? Is there a super lightweight speaker setup I can clip to my pack that'll sound good?

Thanks

-Ben
Ben B
From saint helens, oregon
Joined Jun 24, 2011
205 points
May 1, 2013
check Goal Zero's little kit - goalzero.com/rockout.html#tech...

I thought they sounded good in the store, and the extra juice would be a welcome luxury.
saltlick
Joined Mar 4, 2009
430 points
May 1, 2013
I support climbing wholeheartedly, can speak on a variety of topics, and have a soothing voice.
I'm not sure why it would matter, but I weigh about 120.
Em Cos
From Boulder, CO
Joined Apr 21, 2010
0 points
May 1, 2013
Don't. Nobody at the crag wants to hear your crappy music. They make headphones for a reason. csproul
From Davis, CA
Joined Dec 3, 2009
25 points
May 1, 2013
^^^ ESPECIALLY anyone who uses the term "jam beats". Mike Lane
From Centennial, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
210 points
May 1, 2013
Mike Lane wrote:
^^^ ESPECIALLY anyone who uses the term "jam beats".



+1.....not at my crag!
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
505 points
May 1, 2013
Headphones while at the cliff. Don't be that guy.


But around camp check these out:
amazon.com/Grace-Digital-Extre...
Raul P
Joined Feb 12, 2013
0 points
May 1, 2013
Headphones are the lightest speakers around... Please don't be that guy with the loud music at the crag. JEFFisNOTfunny
Joined Apr 15, 2012
20 points
May 1, 2013
Depends on your crag, but generally music is a terrible idea.

I really thought this was a troll when I saw the title.

Don't play music at the crag. There are plenty of crags where headphones are also unacceptable due to crowding, people calling rope, as well as crags with more than average danger. You need to hear when others call rope, rock, ice, gear, etc.
Brendan Blanchard
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 18, 2010
465 points
May 1, 2013
^+1 Avi Katz
Joined Sep 8, 2010
130 points
May 1, 2013
csproul wrote:
Don't. Nobody at the crag wants to hear your crappy music. They make headphones for a reason.


If I'm going to the crag, I just take my Kaboom and leave it on the ground next to a sack full of extra batteries, cuz you know I'm gonna drain that mufucker at least three times before we bounce. And everyone loves my music. I'm talking alpine, brah.
Ben B
From saint helens, oregon
Joined Jun 24, 2011
205 points
May 1, 2013
Ben Beckerich wrote:
If I'm going to the crag, I just take my Kaboom and leave it on the ground next to a sack full of extra batteries, cuz you know I'm gonna drain that mufucker at least three times before we bounce. And everyone loves my music. I'm talking alpine, brah.

Nobody wants to hear your "jam beats" there either...brah.
csproul
From Davis, CA
Joined Dec 3, 2009
25 points
May 1, 2013
instructables.com/id/Battery-P...

If you get a couple of these, you might get the quality sound you're looking for. I can easily see this idea adapted to a sled for Denali or something.
Brian Abram
From Celo, NC
Joined Oct 17, 2007
208 points
May 1, 2013
I think it's important that the speakers be non-toxic. Because it's clear from the responses here that someone is likely to shove them down your throat. Gunkiemike
Joined Jul 29, 2009
1,850 points
May 1, 2013
Brian Abram wrote:
instructables.com/id/Battery-P... If you get a couple of these, you might get the quality sound you're looking for. I can easily see this idea adapted to a sled for Denali or something.



+1 haha
shain picard
From Powell, Ohio
Joined Jun 17, 2012
265 points
May 1, 2013
Ben Beckerich wrote:
If I'm going to the crag, I just take my Kaboom and leave it on the ground next to a sack full of extra batteries, cuz you know I'm gonna drain that mufucker at least three times before we bounce. And everyone loves my music. I'm talking alpine, brah.


You're a funny mufucker!
Sir Wanksalot
From County Jail
Joined Sep 29, 2011
0 points
May 1, 2013
I have a 16gb Ipod-whatchmacallit. It's tiny, has a shitty speaker, but runs great with earbuds. That is what I use. Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
Joined Jul 23, 2010
0 points
May 1, 2013
If you really need to "pump the jams", ditch the speakers and iPod, invest in singing lessons (or pretend that you did) and broadcast those "jams" via your MOUTHHOLE. josh holmes
Joined Sep 5, 2008
185 points
May 1, 2013
Gunkiemike wrote:
I think it's important that the speakers be non-toxic. Because it's clear from the responses here that someone is likely to shove them down your throat.


A month ago I was at the crag playing some music quietly on my Android while I was climbing and someone asked me to turn it off. I told them no and they pouted. No high-fives or fist-bumps.
Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
Joined Jul 23, 2010
0 points
May 1, 2013
If it's Hendrix, Led Zeppelin or Cream, crank that shit up!

Otherwise, turn it the fuck off and go home!

LOL!


EDITED:

REAL Rap music is AOK as well!

;-)
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
1,635 points
May 1, 2013
You will NEVER find portable speakers that will sound anywhere near as good as headphones/earbuds. Especially when you are going to wear the speakers, so they'll be pointed AWAY from you. The bass drops out too fast as you move the speaker away from your ear. You need bigger speakers to keep the low end, and that's not portable. coldatom
From Cambridge, MA
Joined Sep 20, 2011
0 points
May 1, 2013
csproul wrote:
Don't. Nobody at the crag wants to hear your crappy music. They make headphones for a reason.


+1

say no to duchecraging
NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
Joined Oct 6, 2011
55 points
May 1, 2013
csproul wrote:
Don't. Nobody at the crag wants to hear your crappy music. They make headphones for a reason.


Ding ding. Leave your music at home. Sheesh, I can't believe people even need to be told this kind of crap.

At Jailhouse in Sonora, CA, the Access Fund had it written into the property access that there would be NO music. Why? Because nimrods apparently need to be told not to be inconsiderate doorknobs.
J. Albers
From Colorado
Joined Jul 11, 2008
1,228 points
May 1, 2013
Em Cos wrote:
I support climbing wholeheartedly, can speak on a variety of topics, and have a soothing voice. I'm not sure why it would matter, but I weigh about 120.


I love you.
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
40 points
May 1, 2013
I'm not seeing where he said that he's looking for something to bring to a popular crag on a weekend... Jason N.
From Grand Junction
Joined Mar 18, 2011
0 points
May 1, 2013
dude... this little guy BUMPS the Dubstep at our rad trad crags:

amazon.com/iHome-30-Pin-iPhone...


Rock Climbing Photo: speaker
speaker


BUT these little fuckers awesome too... def enough to piss off the likes of this forum, 8 hr + charge, small, loud, rich sounds and expensive:

jawbone.com/speakers/jambox/ov...


Rock Climbing Photo: jambox
jambox


I also recommend drilling and placing a bolt along the base of the crag to hang your speakers, HA!
The Pheonix
Joined Apr 23, 2013
0 points


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