Tips on climbing srs with spikes

rico

Well-Known Member
Location
redwoods
Like everything else in life, once you have put your spurs on in a tree a few times it gets a whole lot easier.

I have 3-4 Powerscenders around here, and putting my spurs on after I ascend to my TIP has kinda become my preferred method.
 

Mallett

New Member
Location
Sonoma county
Good lord.. Simply ascend using a footie and knee ascender, then put on your spurs when you reach you TIP. Problem solved...

I understand you can put spikes on up in the tree, my question was for ascending the rope with spurs already on. Sorry if it was a dumb question I haven’t been on srs for that long. Shank mounted footie sounds like a good idea.


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Mallett

New Member
Location
Sonoma county
Today I set a line and choked my spurs and friction saver to the top. 50’ of poison ivy will keep one from spurring up the trunk.

Me a week ago lmao
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Jehinten

Well-Known Member
Location
Evansville
I got lucky and picked up one of his for my kliens as treestuff was getting rid of stock. $100 off made it an easy choice to invest in spur mounted ascender.
Recently I've threaded a CMI foot ascender on my upper strap on the opposite leg. Makes for a convenient knee ascender, although the technique is different than running a SAKA.
 

oceans

Well-Known Member
Location
MA, USA
I understand you can put spikes on up in the tree, my question was for ascending the rope with spurs already on. Sorry if it was a dumb question I haven’t been on srs for that long. Shank mounted footie sounds like a good idea.


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Dude, never apologize for a “dumb question”. The fact that you posted in the first place means you’re helping countless people that read this forum but never post.
 

oceans

Well-Known Member
Location
MA, USA
Today I set a line and choked my spurs and friction saver to the top. 50’ of poison ivy will keep one from spurring up the trunk.
Call me lucky. I just looked at a tree with a new client. She asked how I would do anything with it because of all the poison ivy vine. I asked, “Oh, this stuff?” as I tore a leaf off and ate it. Her jaw just dropped. Maybe I shouldn’t be so brazen, one day I just might react badly to urushiol.
 

Chaplain242

Well-Known Member
Call me lucky. I just looked at a tree with a new client. She asked how I would do anything with it because of all the poison ivy vine. I asked, “Oh, this stuff?” as I tore a leaf off and ate it. Her jaw just dropped. Maybe I shouldn’t be so brazen, one day I just might react badly to urushiol.
A new culinary delight?
 

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