When did you first hear?

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  1. dogwood

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    Like many european guys i heard about it because of the SRT version of the Sequoia harness. It was 2 years ago when i started to climb. Wondering what that SRT thing was about google spoke.

    As it is not a popular practice here i had to wait to meet american climbers and had my first attempts past January with the Unicender. Then some good climbs back home with the Uni and the Hitch Hiker.
     
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    Tom-

    First heard about SRT for ascent in 2004 via Sherrill catalog etc, illustrations of Frog Method etc. I ascended SRT with a frog system in 2004.


    I bought a rope wrench in 2012 and work climbed my first tree that year on SRT.

    as a note I am not an everyday climber for the past 7 years.
     
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    2005 from Tom D on the Buzz thanks Tom later in SO-CAL
     
  5. Tom Dunlap

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    You're very welcome! Thanks for spreading the word in SoCal!
     
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    My first climb four and a half years ago was srt, ascending with a prusik at my waist and a foot prusik, and descending on an eight. Then I learned hip thrust ddrt, then the hitch climber, and finally got a rope wrench two years ago. Now I climb mostly srt, but like to switch it up from time to time when ddrt is more efficient.
     
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    I tried out a wrench with oceans at New England grows a few years ago, got a wrench and tether and foot ascender, borrowed some other stuff from him and started figuring it out. Haven't looked back. Have only done DdRT at the comp in Burlington last year.
     
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    I tried the ZK1 in oct/nov 2011.Couldn't wrap my head around it. March 2013 I started with the ZK2 cause i was working with a friend who had been to a workshop with Odis Sisk. He kept kept doing cool stuff and working faster than me. Been on the trail since then.
     
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    I'd be curious to know how many guys Odis has turned on to SRT? He showed it to me at an aerial rescue seminar in 2012
     
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    I was thinking about that too, I have learned a lot from that individual, the few times I've encountered him
     
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    I "first hear[d] about SRT in arborculture" in ~2009
    My "first climb on SRT in trees" in 1961

    ... We were taught 'rope-access' by a pro-mountain climber in high school. We practiced in caves, towers & trees -- SRT. We used "The Classic Three Knot climbing system" (On Rope, 1996, Smith & Padgett, pp 137)
     
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    Great story JB!

    Funny how it took so long to be accepted in treework.
     
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    2004 TCIA in Detroit I went to a class taught by Tom Dunlap and he said "SRT was the future of tree work and that getting a hitch to work SRT was the holy grail."
     
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    Very Cool Feedback !
     
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    Thank heavens!
     
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    Celebrating 54 years of climbing in trees! Simply amazing! Thanks for sharing that story, Jack!

    Tim
     
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    2012 ish. Seen a comparison picture between SRT and ddrt. I didn't buy the wrench until last year. Read this thread and bought "on rope".
     
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    And you found the holy grail! Was it glowing, like in the Monty Python movie? The glowing figure eight revolver?

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    From you Tom, of course.

    Before the Uni and the wrench, Tom was seemingly always banging on about it on TB. People seem to have either forgot, or joined late. Although it wasn't until only more recent, maybe a little over 4 years ago when Rich H sent me a wrench that I was really swept away with it. I just couldnt imagine the pain of working where I work now without SRT. Thanks guys.

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    I would be interested to hear the positives and any negatives you have observed working conifers with srt. I'm mostly on my own as far as I can tell in my area as far as srt used for tree work. Mainly redwoods and fir trees.
     

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