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Poll Option Votes Graph
I take my smart phone climbing 47
71% 
I have a smart phone but don't take it climbing 5
8% 
I don't have a smart phone 12
18% 
Screw being helpful 2
3% 

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Author
Smart Phones and Climbing
Gluey
29/05/2012
4:07:39 PM
Hey Guys,

I was hoping chockstone could help with some research for a uni assignment I'm currently working on. I would like to get a rough value of how many people are likely to have a smart phone while they are at the crag. I'm sure I'll get the usual chockstone derailment but it's worth a shot.

Cheers
Gluey

Superstu
29/05/2012
4:34:08 PM
I take the phone climbing because I've got the sydney guidebook on it now. It's slightly more useful for finding climbs than the book, but it comes into its own for finding the actual crag.

nmonteith
29/05/2012
5:29:46 PM
My smartphone in my crag pack has replaced my

a) camera
b) phone
c) gps
d) headlight
e) guidebook
f) reading book
g) notebook

shortman
29/05/2012
6:47:16 PM
On 29/05/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>My smartphone in my crag pack has replaced my
>
>a) camera
>b) phone
>c) gps
>d) headlight
>e) guidebook
>f) reading book
>g) notebook

You have a reading book in your crag pack?

Um?

ajfclark
29/05/2012
7:17:55 PM
You haven't belay aid yet, have you?

Miguel75
29/05/2012
8:14:09 PM
I take my phone to let my wife know I'm still alive. I have used it in place of a print guide though I prefer to use a regular print guide. Oh, and I use it for the obligatory Facebook updates and self portraits halfway up a climb...

JamesMc
29/05/2012
8:24:12 PM
On 29/05/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>My smartphone in my crag pack has replaced my
>
>a) camera
>b) phone
>c) gps
>d) headlight
>e) guidebook
>f) reading book
>g) notebook

Not the camera surely Neil!

JamesMc




kieranl
29/05/2012
9:47:07 PM
On 29/05/2012 JamesMc wrote:
>On 29/05/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>>My smartphone in my crag pack has replaced my
>>
>>a) camera..
>
>Not the camera surely Neil!
>
>JamesMc
>
If so, what Neil was using at Easter was the bulkiest mobile phone I've seen since about 1990.

shortman
29/05/2012
11:14:54 PM
On 29/05/2012 ajfclark wrote:
>You haven't belay aid yet, have you?

Nut. But my mate Stan Killer tells me that reading is not an option, unless one is a very experienced and diligent belay.

nmonteith
30/05/2012
8:32:24 AM
On 29/05/2012 JamesMc wrote:
>On 29/05/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>>My smartphone in my crag pack has replaced my
>>
>>a) camera
>>
>
>Not the camera surely Neil!
>
>JamesMc

Yes sadly. 90% of the time I leave my SLR at home these days.

nmonteith
30/05/2012
8:35:40 AM
On 29/05/2012 shortman wrote:
>You have a reading book in your crag pack?
>
>Um?

Yes. Me is learned. It is the only way I can force myself to take a decent rest between pumpy routes. My smart phone also replaces the newspaper when im the passenger on the drive to the crag.
GusR
30/05/2012
9:37:07 AM
On 29/05/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>My smartphone in my crag pack has replaced my
>
>d) headlight


Really?

Do you strap your smartphone to your forehead when you are cooking in the dark?


On another note - I have resisted buying a smartphone so far. I still have a $60 Nokia.
What is the best outdoors smartphone?

martym
30/05/2012
10:01:43 AM
I got a model one iPhone from a friend who upgraded - so far I've mashed the pixels at the top of the screen; dropped it a dozen times, nearly dropped it off Hotel California...
but yes, i did mms my wife to let her know I didn't fall off...

I'm waiting for it to die so I can go back to the old indestructable nokia in it's rubber casing - the only thing the smartphone case doesn't protect is the screen - which is essentially half the phone, and the part you don't want to damage...
so unless you wanna use a kindle case thing, they've got a ways to go yet before becoming a true crag tool.

Big G
30/05/2012
10:12:03 AM

>What is the best outdoors smartphone?
>
>

it doesn't matter what phone you have - smart or not - if you drop it or let ig get wet. I have an iPhone - it stays in my pack, in a waterproof bag, on silent. I check it occassionally and don't walk around the crag when its out (it has lasted 18 months - although i have probably jinxed it now)
TonyB
30/05/2012
10:12:39 AM
On 29/05/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>My smartphone in my crag pack has replaced my
>c) gps

Topos ?
I use Garmin etrex + Shonymaps (free)

nmonteith
30/05/2012
10:26:35 AM
On 30/05/2012 GusR wrote:
>On 29/05/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>>My smartphone in my crag pack has replaced my
>>
>>d) headlight
>
>
>Really?
>
>Do you strap your smartphone to your forehead when you are cooking in
>the dark?

It's not my campground light - but my emergency benightment light for single pitch cragging. The 'flashlight' mode (turns on the camera flash permanently) is surprisingly bright. I can easily pack up my gear in the dark and navigate out via a walking track with its light.

nmonteith
30/05/2012
10:31:38 AM
On 30/05/2012 GusR wrote:
>On another note - I have resisted buying a smartphone so far. I still
>have a $60 Nokia.
>What is the best outdoors smartphone?

I take my iPhone with me everywhere. I bought a case which protects both the front and back of the phone via hinged cover. Doesn't make it any bulkier. No chance of damage to the screen and I've dropped it many times onto rock from a couple of metres with no damage. I've also submerged it in a pool of water and it survived (took a day to dry out but came back to life). In a small pelican case I've taken it kayaking and canyoning. In my pocket I've taken it to the summit of 5700m+ peaks well below zero - worked fine.

nmonteith
30/05/2012
10:34:17 AM
On 30/05/2012 TonyB wrote:
>On 29/05/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>>My smartphone in my crag pack has replaced my
>>c) gps
>
>Topos ?
>I use Garmin etrex + Shonymaps (free)

Free topos via app called MotionX-GPS. Covers much of Australia surprisingly well + having the ability to see google maps satellite photos is added bonus! Works OS as well obviously. It's not as good as a dedicated device but does the job.
ARidgley
30/05/2012
1:59:06 PM
To me it has become an essential safety item.
Duncan
30/05/2012
2:01:42 PM
On 30/05/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>I take my iPhone with me everywhere. I bought a case which protects both
>the front and back of the phone via hinged cover. Doesn't make it any bulkier.
>No chance of damage to the screen and I've dropped it many times onto rock
>from a couple of metres with no damage. I've also submerged it in a pool
>of water and it survived (took a day to dry out but came back to life).
>In a small pelican case I've taken it kayaking and canyoning. In my pocket
>I've taken it to the summit of 5700m+ peaks well below zero - worked fine.

You never know when you might want a cheeky game of Angry Birds.

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