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It's Time Again For The Herndon Climb: PHOTOS

2013 HERNDON FIRST-16

BY SAM GREISMAN

Well, it's the time again for the sexiest and possibly the most homoerotic tradition that happens at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. In case you don't know, every May the upperclassmen grease up the Herndon Monument and shirtless plebes struggle and flex their way up it as they progress to midshipmen.

Much more, AFTER THE JUMP...

This grouping of greasy photos comes courtesy of Washington, DC-based photographer Scott Henrichsen whose physique work can be found here. Also check out scottfoto.com for his commercial work. 

Feel free to revisit past Herndon climbs, here, here, and here.

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  1. Lots of the military folk total-shave before deploying on maneuvers or combat. A US Marine Force-Recon officer friend actually encouraged his men to total-shave before missions; it reduces the "little critters", and it's easier to stay clean when out on extended-patrols smooth-shaved.

    Why do you think they asked during the Iraq Invasion for so many baby-wipes in the Care-packages from home. It's easier to wipe-away the sand, grit and sweat in the delicate-places if there's no sweaty hair in the way; crotch, pits and crack. And the dirt and sand falls-away easier from arms and legs if smooth and hairless--dries faster too--and fewer "critters".

    Posted by: Ted B. (Charging Rhino) | May 21, 2013 4:04:17 PM


  2. Damn...And to think I have to salute them and call 'em "Sir"...

    Forbidden fruit. Luckily there's plenty of hotties on the enlisted side too!

    Posted by: J.J. in the Navy | May 21, 2013 4:10:02 PM


  3. Damn...And to think I have to salute them and call 'em "Sir"...

    Forbidden fruit. Luckily there's plenty of hotties on the enlisted side too!

    Posted by: J.J. in the Navy | May 21, 2013 4:10:10 PM


  4. sweet!

    Posted by: Tom | May 21, 2013 4:10:14 PM


  5. Pervy McPerv: I was about to say the same thing, but I was going to go with the Ginger giving us his O-Face. Not quite as classy, but whatever.

    Posted by: AberEgal | May 21, 2013 4:17:36 PM


  6. @JackFknTwist,

    You aren't the only one to make this observation. The answer is no they aren't, but apparently body shaving is popular at the academy.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 21, 2013 4:19:51 PM


  7. Honestly, body hair [of which I naturally have little of, but that's neither hair nor there] actually is designed to PROTECT skin from friction, sun, the elements. Shave it of, it'll pf coarse [pun intended] grow back with a tendency towards itchiness and rash.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 21, 2013 4:23:05 PM


  8. Nice work, "The Dewd", you go on about how everyone should be as hairy or non-hairy as their comfort levels allow and that we should all stop the shaming each other for our choices and then you continue by describing a hairy man as an ape.

    Why did you even bother?

    Posted by: D.R.H. | May 21, 2013 4:48:06 PM


  9. I surely hope that the grease they used is condom-compatible. :)

    Posted by: Douglas | May 21, 2013 5:13:09 PM


  10. Didn't Kylie Minogue already do this a few years ago...?

    Posted by: Chadd | May 21, 2013 5:54:49 PM


  11. Strange, it doesn't seem as greasy as normal. That's cheating.

    Posted by: anon | May 21, 2013 7:13:33 PM


  12. I lost time and space for a moment or two looking at those pics. Wow.

    Posted by: Eddie | May 21, 2013 7:54:33 PM


  13. That does it! In the "next life" I want to come back as the Herndon Monument. . Ah . . .

    Posted by: Mike | May 21, 2013 8:34:36 PM


  14. they look like walking breathing stereotypes. especially the ones wearing the white military hats.
    how long has this been going on?
    i can almost hear the village people...

    Posted by: steven | May 22, 2013 4:17:24 AM


  15. This is like a Corbin Fisher video with the token women.

    Posted by: Blake | May 22, 2013 5:05:45 AM


  16. Go Navy!!! Glad to see some females getting into the fray.

    Posted by: andrew | May 22, 2013 9:34:48 AM


  17. Leave it to David Hearne and Rick to mess up a perfectly good photo shoot. I kinda feel sorry for two men who must live the most miserable lives ever.

    Posted by: jamal49 | May 22, 2013 11:41:46 AM


  18. You have to remember that these are young guys around 18 and 19. I'm a hairy guy, but my hair didn't really start coming in until my early twenties. Looking at the pics I see the beginnings of treasure trails and wisps of chest hair here and there. And a lot of American guys really are hairless. Let's not get too wound up and just enjoy the pictures.

    Posted by: David | May 22, 2013 12:20:55 PM


  19. The hair nazis wear me out...

    Posted by: Nick | May 22, 2013 2:59:52 PM


  20. For more pics, check out herndonclimb.com

    Posted by: JR | May 22, 2013 3:24:15 PM


  21. Thank you United States Naval Academy and Towleroad.

    Posted by: Rick | May 22, 2013 5:35:40 PM


  22. Let's see The Boy Scouts series.

    Posted by: EB | May 22, 2013 9:52:58 PM


  23. If you look very closely you may see body fat on one of the guys. It's like playing where's waldo.

    Posted by: dcinsider | May 24, 2013 8:31:25 AM


  24. ANCHORS AWAY, MY BOYS (AND SOME LUCKY GIRLS IN THERE TOO). :-)

    Posted by: Ricardo | May 26, 2013 4:36:00 PM


  25. ANCHORS AWAY, MY BOYS (AND SOME LUCKY GIRLS IN THERE TOO). :-)

    Posted by: Ricardo | May 26, 2013 4:36:00 PM


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