Contents

Author's Note 6

What is Recreational Tree Climbing? 9

Fear 9

Safety 10

The equipment required 11

A Saddle 11

A Rope 11

A Shot Pouch 12

Throw line 12

Carabiners 12

Safety Line 13

Bark Protectors 13

Gloves 14

Pack 14

Ascenders 14

A Descending Device 15

What makes a good climbing tree? 16

Deciduous Trees 17

Coniferous Trees 17

How to Identify a Good Anchor Limb 18

Getting the Rope into the Tree 21

The One-handed Throw 21

The Two-handed Throw 22

The Power-assisted Throw 23

Attaching the Climbing Rope 23

The Rope Throw 24

Attaching Bark Protectors 25

Friction Hitch or Double Rope Climbing 26

The Double Split-tail 29

Single Rope Climbing 29

Getting Down 31

Double Rope Technique 32

Single Rope Technique 32

Changing anchors in the descent 34

Stuck rope! 35

Double Rope Climbing vs. Single Rope Climbing 35

Advantages and Disadvantages 35

Advancing the Rope 36

Switching from single rope to single rope 38

Knots 39

Backup Knots 3£

The Figure-eight on a Bight 3S

The Blake's Hitch 4C

Klemheist 41

Slip Knot 41

Munter Hitch 41

Butterfly Knot 42

Care of Equipment 42

Climbing in Inclement Weather 43

Blending In 44

Limb Walking and Tree Surfing 45

Canopy Camping 46

WhatNOT To Do 46

Access 47

Public Lands 47

Private Land 48

An Afternoon In The Canopy 48

Glossary 55

Sources - Equipment 57

Sources - Information 58

The Rope's End 60

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