Best Buy Co, Inc. Buy Used Saws CCC Ebay Store HLSupply Daily Deals

Learning to climb

Discussion in 'Arborists & Tree Work' started by Dasmoose, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Dasmoose

    Dasmoose Well-Known OPE Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    Ohio
    As the subject states I'm trying to strengthen my skills and get a bit more under my belt. I am pretty cautious when it comes to doing stuff that'll get me killed or put me off work for more than a day. We have all seen the old timey videos of the guys humping up a stick with spikes and a rope but I'd prefer to at least get started with some sort of fall protection. That being said does anyone have a good source for material reading wise? Videos can only go so far and most of these guys have their heads so far up a tree crotch you can only see spikes...
     
    Lootbug likes this.
  2. czar800

    czar800 Living a dream!

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2016
    Messages:
    5,047
    Likes Received:
    19,935
    Trophy Points:
    393
    Location:
    Ellwood city
  3. Dasmoose

    Dasmoose Well-Known OPE Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    Ohio
    Thanks!
     
  4. czar800

    czar800 Living a dream!

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2016
    Messages:
    5,047
    Likes Received:
    19,935
    Trophy Points:
    393
    Location:
    Ellwood city
    You're welcome, Most of the companies that sell climbing gear have videos also.

    http://wesspur.com/
     
  5. Dasmoose

    Dasmoose Well-Known OPE Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    Ohio
    Yeah it's just hard to know what's good and what works for beginning
     
  6. huskihl

    huskihl Just an ordinary member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2015
    Messages:
    10,537
    Likes Received:
    54,412
    Trophy Points:
    525
    Location:
    East Jordan, MI
    Treestuff may have some literature, as well.
     
  7. Dasmoose

    Dasmoose Well-Known OPE Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    Ohio
    Think I saw a books section on there or baileys
     
  8. Bmezz88

    Bmezz88 Well-Known OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2017
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    105
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Dover Plains,New York
    Knots at work is also a great book to have. Its also available at treestuff.
     
  9. Dasmoose

    Dasmoose Well-Known OPE Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    Ohio
    Gonna have to get on there and peruse the book section
     
  10. J. Loe

    J. Loe Super OPE Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2017
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    349
    Trophy Points:
    108
    Location:
    SE Wisconsin
    Climbing arborist on Vimeo helped me out a ton when I was just getting started.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  11. Dasmoose

    Dasmoose Well-Known OPE Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    Ohio
    I'd love to shadow and arborist or get trained but between working every day and weekends I have no time lol
     
    Dub11 likes this.
  12. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2016
    Messages:
    18,153
    Likes Received:
    60,205
    Trophy Points:
    522
    Location:
    Kansas
    Have you googled climbing schools? I found one in my area that does weekend classes. But its climbing only no cutting. But hey its a start.
     
  13. Dasmoose

    Dasmoose Well-Known OPE Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    Ohio
    Not really. There's a community college nearby with a arborist course but its pretty much "this is a tree, this is what kind of tree it is thank you for 3500$" unfortunately
     
    Dub11 likes this.
  14. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2016
    Messages:
    18,153
    Likes Received:
    60,205
    Trophy Points:
    522
    Location:
    Kansas
    Lame. I'll have to find the link to it again but this school was like trying to relive some childhood stuff but safely.
     
  15. Dasmoose

    Dasmoose Well-Known OPE Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    Ohio
    lol building tree forts and stuff?
     
  16. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2016
    Messages:
    18,153
    Likes Received:
    60,205
    Trophy Points:
    522
    Location:
    Kansas
  17. Dasmoose

    Dasmoose Well-Known OPE Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    Ohio
    The fact that they have a disclaimer saying not to wear a skirt makes me think this is a pretty engineered operation like a zip line or something
     
Loading...

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice