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Name of this 'technique' if it has one.

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 Priday 10 Jan 2021

Hiya is there a name for the technique shown in this video?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcLKraPQsyg&

- specifically how the climber is straddling and shuffling along the ridge.

Post edited at 16:58
 AdrianC 10 Jan 2021
In reply to Priday:

It's called "a cheval."

 AndyRoss 10 Jan 2021
In reply to Priday:

I've always known it as "À Cheval" (i.e. on a horse).

Post edited at 16:59
 Priday 10 Jan 2021
In reply to Priday:

Cheers for the quick responses guys!

 Flinticus 20 Jan 2021
In reply to Priday:

Cheval? My arse! Its just bum shuffling.

 BuzyG 20 Jan 2021
In reply to Priday:

I'd say he's going Balls out myself.  ;)

 DaveHK 20 Jan 2021
In reply to Priday:

A Cheval is correct. It's closely related to 'Ledge Humping' which is shown below.


 lpretro1 20 Jan 2021
In reply to Flinticus:

Word derives from french word for horse so 'a cheval' means astride a horse

In reply to Priday:

Yes, “a cheval”. My francophobe friend preferred to call it “horsey-horsey” on Stonnis Arête.

 Flinticus 20 Jan 2021
In reply to lpretro1:

I know that (I did French in school) but its a tad pretentious for basically shuffling along on your bum. I'd look askance at anyone using this expression. Perhaps its a class thing, like cow versus beef, pig pork etc. Those damn aristocratic Normans!

'horsey-horsey' is fine

Post edited at 15:12
 jon 21:25 Wed
In reply to Flinticus:

> I know that (I did French in school) but its a tad pretentious...

Pretentious? Mon cul...


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