Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 5/24/2017 to Tree Climbing Gear
In the Beginning
Isn’t rigging one of the most exciting things we get to do while working in trees? Devising a rigging plan to safely lower large limbs into small areas. Mapping out our rigging points to keep as much stress off the tree as possible. Deciding just how big to cut that next piece so it fits in the back yard without catching the service wire, fence, or clothes line. Best of all, throwing a notch in and waiting for the moment of weightlessness as the limb floats into the rope! Yeah, rigging is exciting!
Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 5/18/2017 to Tree Climbing Gear
Ropes for Different Folks
is your favorite rope to climb with? Are you a True Blue fan or do
you lean more towards the likes of a nice static KMIII MAX? There are
tons of different climbing ropes and various climbing rope
constructions that serve their own purpose in your everyday climbing.
Let’s take a look at what is available and why using a different
rope for different kinds of climbing is beneficial for climbers of
all skill levels.
Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 5/5/2017 to Tree Climbing Safety
What to Look For
work is a very dangerous profession and keeping ourselves safe and
alive is the main goal – along with efficiently doing our job. For
this blog, we are going to go over some tree climbing safety that has
to do with tree structure. As climbers, we are scaling large, woody
perennials that stretch towards the sky with long fibrous branches
coming from mighty trunks anchored into the ground via miles of
roots. This entire structure can have defects that are hidden under
the bark or be very obviously exposed. By knowing what to look for,
we can make our work days much safer.