I was up there in a heartbeat, Levi. I only set the line to get me past the Y at the bottom. Sprurring takes practice like everything....but its one of the fundamentals that all climbers should master in my book. Unlike rope walking you can lean back into your saddle for support. Carry a big saw even, and not notice the difference hardly.I dig, I'm just not that skilled at spike climbing so, if possible, I would climb the rope.