It's about as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 850 shaftments. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 850 shaftments is 1.164 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.8591 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 730.3 shaftments to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as long as a Football field.
In other words, 850 shaftments is 1.18056 times the length of a Football field, and the length of a Football field is 0.847056 times that amount.(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 720 shaftments from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 60 shaftments farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.
It's about four-fifths as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 850 shaftments is 0.847 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 1.18 times that amount.(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 1,000 shaftments tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about four-fifths as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 850 shaftments is 0.82 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 1.22 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 1,040 shaftments to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 630,000 shaftments to the northwest.
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch.
In other words, 850 shaftments is 1.23 times the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch, and the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 0.813 times that amount.(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 689 shaftments (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 690 shaftments, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about four-fifths as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 1.25 times 850 shaftments.(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 1,060 shaftments from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.