Excellent view and well worth the effort. Keep it up and stick around a bit. We'll get you set up with a rope walking setup and that clutch can go on basil anchor rescue duty in place of the Rig or ID, whichever one you said you had. Even more fun and thorough workout than all that sitting and standing.Just watched a Video of RopeTek Wraptor Power Ascender. I had not seen that one, but if I was to get something like that it would be the Ronin Electrical Power Ascender. I discovered that very early in my self-training when I was feeling a lot more awkward and thought I would never make it up 70 feet!! I saw the Ronin as my salvation. There is something you should know about the whole purpose of my climbing trees with SRT. I WANT TO BUILD STRENGTH IN MY BODY and am doing this as part of my exercise routine!! I am in no hurry to get up to the 70 foot Friction Saver. It takes me about 15-20 minutes at a nice comfortable pace. It feels like a total body workout to me which is exactly what I want. As I perfected my RADS/YoYo technique, it became not just doable, but enjoyable. Our coach helped us perfect our technique for this kind of climbing.
That Wraptor is loud, clumsy, difficult to maneuver through some of my tree’s branches, and poses so many rigging requirements. Just getting it down is ridiculous. The Ronin is preferable as I think it even has a descent button. But, again, I want/need/love the exercise of SRT. I am not an arborist who is going up to the top of our tree to work on it.
The view of Protection Island from the top is just one of the rewards. Here you just get your first little peek of the island that is in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. I usually climb a bit higher to even see more of it. When the season is right, I will be able to catch a sunset view over water. Right now the sun sets over the Olympic Mountains. View attachment 71820