Would you climb a tree this way ?

Tree Spud

5 year old buck +
Why not just carry in 4-5 climbing sticks?
 

Terrific_tom

5 year old buck +
No. What would happen if his steps fell when he was moving them? Looks like he was a line men and he was always fastened to the tree.
 

foggy

5 year old buck +
Wow. Pretty impressive. Way past my capability.....and after I got up there I'd likely get a "nature call" anyway......and have to do it all over again. :rolleyes::D
 

kabic

5 year old buck +
I think I have seen this video before or one similar on thehuntingbeast.com. There are a lot of guys over that hunt public land so something like this would let you walk further in with less weight to carry.

Edit: Found that thread http://www.thehuntingbeast.com/viewtopic.php?t=20108
 

tooln

5 year old buck +
He's young & dumb. When I was young & dumb I would give a bear hug to a tree and shimmy up it. At least he's tied off with a rope. Can't say I did that in my Y&D years.
 

foggy

5 year old buck +
I can remember buying my first Baker tree stand. Hugged the tree and pulled the stand up with bungee cords on your feet. Made a quick slide down a few trees with that rig before I gave up on going too high with it. Bark rash on more than one occasion.
 
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dipper

Guest
I don't bear hug any more and probably can't. Screw in steps have eliminated that
 

Tree Spud

5 year old buck +
He's young & dumb. When I was young & dumb I would give a bear hug to a tree and shimmy up it. At least he's tied off with a rope. Can't say I did that in my Y&D years.

There are old lumberjacks, and there are bold lumberjacks ... they are no old bold lumberjacks ;)
 

Natty Bumppo

5 year old buck +
I used to climb rock and ice in college…it looks like he has a background in climbing. He's very sure of his gear and his technique, as all climbers must be.

I like it. Seems like it would allow one to get in to the backcountry a bit lighter. I can also see this useful for getting up and over a new spot, like a scrape line for example, quietly and quickly.
 

Jordan Selsor

5 year old buck +
I like it too for the right application. Say you get a wild hair an want to try a new spot with limited noise but not so sure you want a permanent stand there yet. Very cool
Tks for posting
 

Turkey Creek

5 year old buck +
Not for me. Way too slow to get up and down a tree. When I am hunting I want to spend my time hunting not pretending I am a monkey.
 

Buckly

5 year old buck +
I think it takes too long this way. Sometimes you need to get down a little quicker.
 

bryant

5 year old buck +
He forgot his bow.
 

JackTerp

5 year old buck +
The only benefits I see to this method would be the obvious weight difference while walking and the ability to go as high as you want. Even with 4 or 5 climbing sticks, you are limited to a fairly consistent set height. Otherwise, I think it just takes too long. I can set up 4 climbing sticks every bit as quick, or quicker. And I would feel a lot safer doing it my way, but he sure has it down to a science, for him.
 
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