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Old 04-02-2019, 11:13 AM   #1
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I recently was given a climbing stand.
How does one go about climbing with it?
How does one tie it together so you don't loose the bottom whilst climbing?
I asked that cause I've read some posts where people have lost the bottom piece while climbing.....

I haven't spent much time on YouTube or Giggle nor have I looked at the stand much.
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:19 AM   #2
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Pretty simple just find you some rope (1/4-1/2) with 1/2 being pretty generous. I tie a clove hitch and a safety to the top and bottom of both sides with about 31/2-4 ft of slack between them Depending on legs stride. Always have a safety belt and cell phone when hunting alone in a climber.
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:20 AM   #3
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I recently was given a climbing stand.
How does one go about climbing with it?
How does one tie it together so you don't loose the bottom whilst climbing?
I asked that cause I've read some posts where people have lost the bottom piece while climbing.....

I haven't spent much time on YouTube or Giggle nor have I looked at the stand much.
Well it depends if it's open front or there is a bar there which is a sit and climb. You really should check out youtube but it's pretty easy to climb. Oh, and you tie it together with about a 4-5ft piece of rope.
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Old 04-02-2019, 12:04 PM   #4
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What brand of climber do you have?


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Old 04-02-2019, 12:07 PM   #5
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Just tie a rope between the two
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Old 04-02-2019, 02:11 PM   #6
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Climbers aren't meant for er body buddy
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Old 04-02-2019, 02:48 PM   #7
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YouTube is your friend.
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Old 04-02-2019, 02:55 PM   #8
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No idea
Here's a picture.
I got it off of here.
I could probably should ask the guy who give it to me.
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Old 04-02-2019, 02:56 PM   #9
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Climbers aren't meant for er body buddy
A buddy said the same

I'm 5'19" tall and at last weight was 324#....
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Old 04-02-2019, 02:59 PM   #10
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A buddy said the same

I'm 5'19" tall and at last weight was 324#....


Holy hell, yeah I wouldn’t trust a climber being that Big’A boy


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Old 04-02-2019, 03:00 PM   #11
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YouTube is your friend.

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Old 04-02-2019, 03:07 PM   #12
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Don’t do it.


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Old 04-02-2019, 03:13 PM   #13
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A buddy said the same

I'm 5'19" tall and at last weight was 324#....
Most of those climbers are rated at 300 lbs weight capacity and that looks like an API brand but I aint sure. I have owned two of them and if you have tall trees with tight bark and no low limbs they work ok.

Be careful with that climber Kyle, you get hurt bad jacking around with it. Make sure to get a safety harness and use it.
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:16 PM   #14
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What could possibly go wrong?
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:08 AM   #15
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Well if you want to drive over to Fruitvale we will strap it to a tree and I will show you the ropes. Back when I was hunting in Mississippi this is all we hunted out of.

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Old 04-03-2019, 07:24 AM   #16
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Stand, sit. Stand, sit. Stand, sit. To come down, Sit, stand. Sit, stand. Sit, stand.

Tie top to bottom with almost any rope and like said, wear a safety harness as soon as you get in stand and don't take it off till you get back to ground. Keep a cell phone and a whistle on you at all times.

And practice in your back yard or local park before trying it while hunting.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:30 AM   #17
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What could possibly go wrong?
Lmao. No offense PB2 but this is a terrible idea. But if you must.. that climber doesn’t look very user friendly and who knows what it’s rated for. Look on YouTube and find one that will Hold you, climbs easy, quiet, light, and comfortable

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Old 04-03-2019, 07:40 AM   #18
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Stay on the ground PB. We enjoy having you around.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:45 AM   #19
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You shouldn't have a problem. Video your first climb so we can critique your style...

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Old 04-03-2019, 08:31 AM   #20
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I say go for it. Make sure you use a really tall pine tree.
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:03 PM   #21
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PM Graysonhogs and ask how it went.
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:08 PM   #22
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Just depends on what part of Texas u live. Only straight trees we have in central Texas are cottonwoods. I guess u might could use a telephone pole.
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:12 PM   #23
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At 5'11" and 245, I dont do climbers and would recommend them for any husky fellas ��
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:52 PM   #24
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PM Graysonhogs and ask how it went.

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Old 04-03-2019, 07:02 PM   #25
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A buddy said the same

I'm 5'19" tall and at last weight was 324#....
Most are rated for 300#. Also think you shouldn't use it. But if you do please record it and post, lol.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:14 PM   #26
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I hunt out of a climber often . I had to jump about 10 ft out of mine because I let the bottom rope come loose and I didn't realize it.. be careful my uncle broke his back falling out of one he had to pull himself to his 4 wheeler with his arms. Luckily a guy found him at the lease gate he couldn't get off and open it.. spent 2 weeks in the hospital..
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:28 PM   #27
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I gave up my climbing stands when I turned 70. If you know how to use them and set them up properly with the right safety harness system they are as safe as ladder stands and safer than hang-on stands. I have several buddies that are pushing 300 lbs and they use climbers on a regular basis and have had no problems.
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Old 04-04-2019, 02:52 AM   #28
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wear a harness. I fell out @ about 15 feet. Lucky I wasn't hurt. Gave it away and haven't touched one since. Just be careful and make sure someone knows where you are.
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Old 04-04-2019, 02:52 AM   #29
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and make sure the top and bottom have a strap to each other
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Old 04-04-2019, 06:58 AM   #30
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Get a set of climbing sticks and use it as a lock on. Your welcome.
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Old 04-04-2019, 07:01 AM   #31
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and make sure the top and bottom have a strap to each other
Been there and done that.
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Old 04-04-2019, 08:56 AM   #32
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and make sure the top and bottom have a SECURE strap to each other

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Old 04-04-2019, 10:41 AM   #33
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I've owned 6 different climbing stands and hunt public lands nearly most of my life (truth).



That climbing stand was specifically made for climbing mesquite trees. And is popular in far SW Texas where the trees are shorter. Give it a practice shot before you go.








(Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for harm done by climbing, falling, thorns, cactus punctures or any other possible injuries during your stand use.)

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Old 04-04-2019, 10:43 AM   #34
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Don't climb a pine tree or a telephone pole...
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Old 04-04-2019, 10:52 AM   #35
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If you decide to go with a climber....Check out "Third hand climbing stand stabilizing straps". They will connect top to bottom, and stabilize both while in the hunting position. At 70 , I don't use my climbers as much as I used to, but these straps make me feel much more secure when I do.
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Old 04-04-2019, 11:31 AM   #36
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Don't climb a pine tree or a telephone pole...
I climb pine trees all the time and have climbed a couple of poles as well.
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