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  • Sep 25
  • 06:00 PM
  • Slaughter Student Rec Center


  • Sep 25
  • 07:30 PM
  • Slaughter Student Rec Center


  • Sep 25
  • 05:00 PM


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  • OHill


What better way to end the week than picking up various sized rocks in various different ways, especially in the beautiful ohill woods around sunset.
If you didnt see last week’s trip, heres a rundown,

The sport/art/tradition of stone lifting is essentially lifting a rock as high as you can and sometimes carrying it as far as you can. Its an old tradition in Northern Europe and also a modern strongman/strongwoman sport.

For height, one goes through five steps of lifting a stone
1. Breaking the Stone from the ground
2. Resting the stone on both legs
3. Lifting the stone to chest height
4. Shouldering the stone. Which means balancing it on one shoulder
5. Pressing the stone overhead

Shouldering is the big one and generally the main goal.
Stealing a bouldering term here but using these 5 steps in combination with the different stones allows you to create projects.
For example there’s one stone I would really like to “shoulder” but haven’t so one project is shouldering stone 1.
This may seem like it only relies on strength but finding the right grip and sequence of moving the stones really makes a big difference.

Meet at slaughter at 6ish
Walk to stones
I give some basic technique info to avoid injury and demonstrate the sport
Lift them as long as you feel like it

What to bring
Clothes that can get dirty
Water would probably be good
Any activity to do while resting between lifts if you want
A healthy spine

It’s important to note that we will not be lifting any native stones that provide habitat for plants or animals on ohill.




Trips Attended: 25 Trips Led: 8

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