Hello there! I'm an experienced climber and have been doing tree work since 2007. I'm using a Monkey Beaver saddle since last year. I've had my rope wrench for a few years now, but haven't used it that consistently. I've been getting my work done the old DRT way, but I'd like to spend more time with SRT so I can really see it's potential for my climbs. I recently got a HAAS knee ascender and tried that out last weekend. I was able to use it along with my pantin on the right foot, but I can tell I need to fine tune the setup. I think SRT would be excellent for getting high in a pine tree, and no moving rope means a less sticky rope after the climb!
It's always good to meet another local climber. What's your climbing setup?
That would be awesome! Can you land one of those big jets in a potato field and tell the passengers "Sit tight, I'll be back in 3 hours or so"?Maine is the only state I haven't been to yet. Let us know if you organize a climb.
Moss, I will see who I can recruit for a climbing day here and hopefully you can come up. I’d be interested in taking part in a climb in MA as well.I'm just south of Lowell, MA but am up for a southern ME climb if you guys pull something together.
SRT is excellent for prunes on any size tree, you can get up/out to the tops and ends for crown reductions with much more support (redirects) and less fighting. Less tired end of day, it's a win all round.
So, we have our eye on Saturday February 13th in Topsham, ME. The date depends on decent weather of course, so we'll postpone if it's looking snowy or super cold. The site I'm considering is a backyard along the river, with lots of big red oak trees. Could that date work for any of you folks from farther away?
Thats from 2013 when I lived in Seattle. Monster sitka spruce somewhere on the Olympic peninsula.Sean, what the heck is that tree in your profile photo? East coast? Looking forward to meeting up.