Venerable "Shoulder Stand"

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Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2012 - 12:18am PT
we stand on the shoulder's of those that go before us...


jogill

climber
Colorado
Jul 24, 2012 - 12:28am PT
Another Michaelangelo at work . . .

;>(
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 24, 2012 - 12:33am PT
This'll all just give the taggers and rap-bolters naughty ideas.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2012 - 01:18am PT
rap bolters? nah, they'll just laugh and think how silly it is.


and it is silly, and fun, and creative and got the bolt right at the perfect spot to protect a crux.


:)
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jul 24, 2012 - 10:08am PT
there's actually a climbing term for this, from the days of rebuffat: court echelle, "short ladder".

next time you're arm-barring an offwidth, think of what a partner can do for you. the deep, metaphysical question: is it aid?
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2012 - 03:48pm PT
Thx Tony! I've got the Rebuffat book. I'll check it out!



WRT the aid question...

It's definitely not aid climbing relative to ascending something other than a small boulder problem. The essence of the ascent is to overcome some difficulty. Since roped climbs are a team effort (unless rope soloing), the combined effort of two humans doing what it takes to overcome some difficulty, if they don't resort to mechanical aid, doesn't seem to be much like etrier type use at all.


Then again, it's like a venn diagram... overlapping the world of free climbing, aid climbing, and clean climbing. at the center is Shoulder Stands.


Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jul 24, 2012 - 03:53pm PT
Let's not forget that the Hubers did a shoulder stand on the NA as well, in their bid to free it.
holo

Trad climber
Pinecrest, CA
Jul 24, 2012 - 06:47pm PT
You are all missing the real problem here...my son prefers a Hilti over the Bosch :)
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2012 - 07:45pm PT
So Peter, what yer saying is that J-man and I are like the Hubers!


:)



Holo, telling ya, the new bosch is freakishly light weight.

Thinking of selling the one I have.


T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Mar 25, 2013 - 11:52pm PT
from jogill's website
Splater

climber
Grey Matter
Mar 26, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
Double Exposure (just right of Insomnia) is a good route, starting with the shoulder stand.
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Mar 26, 2013 - 06:21pm PT
C'mon - it's aid climbing..or at least equivalent to using a (BIG) cheat stone.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 26, 2013 - 06:23pm PT
How about head stands.....you gain precious inches, kinda like getting way up into that top step of your aiders.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 26, 2013 - 07:04pm PT
My Shoulders, My Bride and My Hilti



A route name subsequently changed to protect the guilty.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 26, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
Cleopatras chair had a shoulder stand described in the guidebook. My friend Alex Spencer freed the move (scary) when we climbed it in 96ish a a few months after the guide came out. only a very few names in the register and no mention of freeing the shoulder stand so maby he was the one?
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Mar 26, 2013 - 08:02pm PT
le_bruce and I discovered a while back that shoulder-stands are really difficult if you can't lean against the rock to help balance. There was some cave lip about 9 feet off the ground, with slippery wide runnel above that. All air below (i.e. horizontal roof going away from the cave lip), no rock to lean against, we completely flailed and were unable to get up it. Probably looked like clowns while we were trying :)
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Mar 26, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
Donini! Re your comment:
They work best with crampons....that way you are unlikely to slip off.


I have vivid memories of just how much it hurt to have a climber in mountain boots climb up me on the way to a shoulder stand in 1970's Idaho Sawtooth adventures. We were making the 3rd ascent of a Beckey 1st ascent, where Fred had Pete Schoening's shoulders to stand on.

First, Harry stepped onto my knee, then onto my hip, paused a while to adjust his hands upward, while grinding his boot-toe back & forth on my hip bone, then up and lightly onto my back, then a boot on one shoulder, and after a little grinding, then a second boot onto the other shoulder.

I slowly stood straighter, while he fished for handholds, worked up on tiptoe (grind, grind on my shoulders) and at last vanished upwards on free moves, where Fred had aided on a piton.

My first & last shot at being a shoulder standee!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 26, 2013 - 08:31pm PT
Thomas(Huber) told me about the shoulder stand move they did on The Free NA.
I thought(and still do) that it was a ballsy move.
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Mar 26, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
The roof at the start of T2 always had a tall and precarious pile of rocks at the start.

There was a funny guidebook quote about it:

"After piling rocks as high as your conscience will permit..."
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Mar 26, 2013 - 11:51pm PT
Jaybro has a tale from facelift a few years ago down at generator
I believe
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