Need help on climbing trees? Why not try tree climbing supplies? Supplies are the vital necessities offered to climbers in promoting easier and effortless climbing of trees. It provides mechanical help and solution for common hindrance encountered by climbers. Most of the climbers only own three basic equipment (such as the rope, helmet and rope grabs); without knowing that there are other equipment that may help them in climbing trees. Tree climbing supplies may include the following: Ascenders, Binders & Snaps, Eye Slings & Tails Friction, Savers Gear Storage, Helmets & Gloves, Lanyards & Flip lines, Rings, Pulleys and tree boats.
Ascender is the equipment that helps in advancing your position while climbing. It may include equipment such as Rope grabs, Handle ascender, motorized ascender and foot ascender.
• Rope grab is the most basic and the oldest ascender in the market today. It usually takes lots of effort and energy from the climber.
• Handle ascender are customized with handles that grasps the rope for manual holding of the position or aids into flowing freely down the rope.
• Motorized ascender provides effortless lifting and less energy consumption climbing through the use of motor pulleys.
• Foot ascender acts like ladder where it provides a step-on device to ascend to high part of trees. It maintains tension on rope to prevent unnecessary efforts.
Binders and Snaps are the locking mechanisms intended for climbing ropes and cables. Its maximum breaking capacity should be at 5000 lbs. Common types of Binders and Snaps are auto-locking, screw-locking and Rope snaps.
Auto-locking involves three required motions to open or free the rope from its locking. Screw locking involves two required motions (one is turning motion) to open the lock. Rope snaps involve one required motion to open lock. It is not recommended for application on main lines.
Eye slings and Tails Friction is the supply used to anchor the main lines of ropes while providing adjustments for the lanyards. It can either be open-end loop or close end loop depending on tree care or preference of climber.
Saver Gear storage is the bag intended for storing the tree climbing supplies and ropes used in tree climbing. Most climbers separate their rope bag from their accessory bag for easy accessibility and neater arrangement of climbing tools.
Helmets and Gloves are usually categorized as part of climbing clothes since it provides protection on the hands and head. Sudden tree climbing injury on head and hands are usually caused by non-protective equipment. Helmets are designed for the protection of the head while gloves are designed to avoid wood cut and puncture in the fingers.
Lanyards and Fliplines are cords or ropes worn around the object. This is utilized to lift specimens, accessories or even additional ropes for higher altitudes of climbing.
Rings are devices that act as binders wherein it attaches two ropes without the use of locking mechanism. It can also act as pulley wherein ropes are put inside the rings then it’s tied through by a knot to form a two-way string weight lifter.
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