Spikes/Spurs, Gaffs & Climber Sets
Spurs (also called tree gaffs or hooks) are one of the most common tools for tree removal operations. They attach to your legs and include spikes or gaffs, or however you choose to call them, that allow you to better position yourself before making a cut. Tree spurs come in different options ranging from gaff length to shape to material, but a good pair of pole spikes is always suggested for any tree climbing professional.
The most important consideration in your climber set is comfort. You want to be able to wear these if the removal calls for all day in the canopy! Common materials vary
between steel and aluminum. Different names for spurs include hooks, gaffs and spikes.
At Bartlett, find top brands in tree climbing spikes like Klein, Climb Right, and Buckingham. One of the most popular selling tree spike set is the Gecko Carbon Fiber Climbers, which are incredibly light and comfortable! We also carry replacement gaffs and spikes in case you don’t need a full new set.