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Re: Tree Climbing Experience
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2004, 05:02:32 PM »
You will most likely want to have more than one climbing rope.
The static rope is good for mechanical access but that's it.
If you take a fall you will want to be tied into a dynamic rope to absorb some of the shock otherwise your body will take the shock.
Get a copy of the Tree Climbers Companion by Jeff Jepson and The Fundamentals of General Tree Work by Gerald Beranek.

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Re: Tree Climbing Experience
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2004, 08:09:58 PM »
Thanks all - it seems like this is on track with what I have been thinking - Florida, you can come and watch me fall.  :D

I am sure the group will need a report. Thanks for the tip on the books and static line, I figured that was all the static line was good for since in rock climbing they emphasis over and over (and over and over....) that you should never climbing with static rope. If you fall on it from any height, you can break your back.

Straight up ascending though, there is no need to have any give. I have plenty dynamic rope from my rock climbing days.

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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2004, 08:27:00 PM »
Fred;
The static line is good for rigging also.
I use kermantle mostly for ascending with the Kong and Pantin.

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« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2004, 03:30:22 PM »
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The static line is good for rigging also.
I use kermantle mostly for ascending with the Kong and Pantin.


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« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2004, 03:51:26 PM »
You're right, it's spelt wrong.

Kernmantle

Thanks.  ;D

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« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2004, 03:55:31 PM »
Fla_Deadheader... Sounds like your a man of many UPS & DOWNS. :D   Couldn't resist that one.  ;D leweee :)
just another beaver with a chainsaw &  it's never so bad that it couldn't get worse.

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« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2004, 05:09:06 AM »
Yeah, I used ta could do a lot more. Lately it's mostly down. ::) ;D
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« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2004, 11:03:54 AM »
Oldtimer once told me "Old age  isn't kind" I'am at that age now were I believe him. :( Parts just don't work like they used to. Eyes, ,joints , etc....I'am learning to pace myself, things take longer to accomplish...but slow and steady wins the race. :)
just another beaver with a chainsaw &  it's never so bad that it couldn't get worse.

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Re: Tree Climbing Experience
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2004, 09:44:03 PM »
CR,

Climbing is only 1/3 of the knowledge involved in working in trees. The other 2/3's is knowing health and structural issues of the species you are climbing, specifically knowing the many ways a tree can structurally fail, recognizing suttle symptoms of bark, root and stem weaknesses, proper pruning techniques.

Kevin has recommended a couple of books good for the climbing aspect. But do not underestimate the potential of problems arising from the aforementioned. Make certain you have a basic understanding of root diseases, bark diseases (on more than one occasion I have rescued climbers for ignoring this) and other structural failure signs. Note branch ratio to trunk size can greatly determine a safe climb.  Also time of year (sap flow) can reduce the strength of branches.

Further, over thinning is just as harmful to tree health as is topping.

The more informed you are the better chance you will have of reducing risk to your health and the trees.

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« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2007, 11:05:20 PM »
CRT,

Did you ever get around to climbing your trees?  I figure by now you have the locals swinging from the trees like tree monkeys. :D

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« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2007, 09:06:01 AM »
Good response Stephen.
There are many experienced tree climbers that get hurt every year and we end up losing a few as well.
Listen to that gut feeling, if it doesn't feel right then it probably isn't safe.

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« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2007, 04:51:57 PM »
 You can have everything right and the gut will still say no.Thats why I have all the right climbing gear stored in a duffel bag and don't climb any higher than the roof of the skidder to hang a chocker  ;D.
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« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2007, 05:08:52 PM »
Just fell'm on top of the skidder and forward them like lewee does. Don't need no cable. ;D

Move'n on.

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« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2007, 11:14:31 AM »
> This happened  to a very experienced treeclimber from Tuftonboro NH.

Same thing happened in MA about two years ago, experienced guy working by himself basically cut his own head off.

Do you remember hearing about the guy in NH last year that decided using a chainsaw on a ladder was a good idea and killed his wife? Kicked back out of his hands and fell running on his wife's head while she was steadying the ladder.



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