Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sometimes you need flexibility

Image from Scott Sonnon

4 comments:

Amethyst February said...

Wow, that's...hot.

Anonymous said...

Anyone see a way up from here?

Anonymous said...

Does anybody have her phone number ?
:)

Anonymous said...

Anon #1, here are the solutions that come to mind when I look at that problem.

1. You can't see the hold she's got her hand on; if it's good, you could do a hand-foot match and easily reach the next hold. I suspect it's not good, which is why she's in that position

2. You could put your left foot on the hold she's got her right foot on, flagging the right for balance, and dyno. Again, this would only work if the hold is good. Although that would require a different sort of goodness than '1', I suspect that she would have just done that if it was possible.

3. Keep the right hand in the position that it's in and pull/press up. If I were trying that, I'd try to get my left foot on the hold that's slightly below her left. But, she's certainly a better climber than me, so I'm sure she has a good reason for not doing that. She's using opposition (pushing in opposite directions the left foot and right arm), which works better when both are at the same height. That foothold looks so tempting, though.