Utilizing Throw Line Cubes for Throw Line Management

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 10/23/2017

For many years, climbers have used many different ways to manage their throw line while on the job. Wrapping up the throw line around a stick, perhaps a reel that can wind the string, shoving it into a soda bottle, or even jamming it into a tiny chalk bag used for rock climbing? All of these methods have worked for a long time, they haven’t worked especially well, but they worked! Be honest. How many of you considered putting your throw line into a throw line cube?

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Boots that are Designed with a Climber in Mind

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 10/16/2017

There are so many different types of boots on the market that it can become pretty difficult to pick which pair are going to work for the type of climbing you are doing. For many years, climbers felt the need to wear logger style boots because they were doing work that was related to loggers. Though this is still the case – we are doing work that is “related” to logging – we aren’t logging! So I ask the question: why are we wearing boots with big clunky heels to ascend and climb trees? We should be wearing boots that are designed with a climber in mind.


Taken directly from The Spine Health Institute website, “your body will attempt to compensate for the off-kilter balance heels cause by flexing or forward bending the hips and spine. In order to maintain balance, the calf, hip, and back muscles become tense. At the end of the day, this makes for excess muscle fatigue and strain. Over time, wearing high heels can also cause the calf muscles to cramp and bulge.”


Do you ever feel any of these pains at the end of your work day? Maybe you assumed it was because you worked hard all day long and your muscles were sore because of all that hard work? We all know what happens when we assume, right?

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A Cool and Easy Rigging technique for Getting Wood on the Ground

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 10/9/2017 to Climbing News
A Cool and Easy Rigging technique for Getting Wood on the Ground

We wanted to share a cool rigging technique that Jake Carufel shared on his Instagram page. If you’ve ever called into Bartlett in the past, you have probably talked to him on the phone. Jake started his own tree service based in Port Huron, Michigan. Let’s see what Jake had to say about the rigging technique he used in this cool video!

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