Rock Climbing and Handstands Combined

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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…

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?


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

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      @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?

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