“Knowing when to leave is as important as knowing when to insist.”
..a central lesson with stone balance. “one. more. rock.” as they say.. haha.. can be the difference between collapse and magic. Although that’s more in reference to simpler formations with smallest rocks on top.
More technical arrangements like this require a little more foresight to such precise lateral weight distribution. the most crucial aspect of building this is to accurately mimic the total appending weight and direction with the bracing hand, while keeping the counterbalances all stable. just a bit too much pressure or wiggle tends to torque tense counters out sideways. using a large top rock and minimizing balance points makes it all much more challenging. slow steady breathing and sitting recommended. As for leaving or insisting… the logical side was telling me to leave, considering amount of daylight left and how utterly wiggly this combo of rocks felt. Over-ruled by the intuitive mind which had me keep going.