We saw these two guys at the Short Wall in Indian Cove this Saturday. They were aiding Right V Crack. It's a 3-star .10c leaning thin crack.
This was the scene ALL DAY. They got up a maximum of 12 feet, before the belayer would say something to the effect of \"your gear sucks, come on down\". At this point they would down-aid, trade places, and the process would repeat.
These guys continuously harassed each other with advice. For instance, the belayer, standing where he is in this picture 20 ft. away told the climber to place the nut in the other direction (ie. curved side to the right instead of left). How he could see the correct orientation of the nut placement from that far is beside me.
Notice the two screamers on the bottom two pieces which are no more than 3 feet off the ground?
BTW, the climber in the pic outweighs the belayer by at least 100 lbs.
Luckily they never made it higher than 12 feet in 4 attempts. The big guy had 3 pieces (not consecutive) pull while he was standing on them. The little guy only pulled one piece in 12 feet.
Anyway, that was my entertainment this Saturday. Thought I'd share.