Rock Climbing and Handstands Combined

Yesterday you got to watch Tim “Livewire” Shieff live life in a handstand. Here’s another great video of the same man. Thanks to Dave Gillett for sharing this one with me.

I think rock climbing and handstands go very well together. In one you work the pushing muscles of the upper body. In the other you work the pulling muscles.

But this isn’t what I mean when I say to combine the two…

How to do the One Hand Handstand by Professor Orlick
ow to do the One Hand Handstand on Amazon

This is truly rock climbing and handstands combined. A simple bouldering stunt turned upside down. This makes going down a flight of stairs on your hands look like child’s play.

How many other rock climbers/hand balancers are out there?

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5 Responses to Rock Climbing and Handstands Combined

  1. Jean-Luc July 25, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    Amazing. He makes it look easy, too…

  2. Jedd Johnson July 25, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    So awesome that the camera man through a Shocker in there at the end as well!

  3. Matt July 26, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    Looks like Nottingham Climbing Centre, I used to climb there now and again in the late 1990s, although I wasn’t climbing upside-down!

    • admin July 27, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

      @Matt: I’d be surprised if anyone else has pulled this stunt off before. Not saying that many hand balancers couldn’t but how many would even try?

  4. Keitrh Fine August 5, 2012 at 3:07 pm #


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