The Three C’s of a Contract Climber’s Commitment

So you’ve decided to make the move to build your own company and be your own boss. The freedom to select the types of jobs you love and the flexibility to create your own schedule are attractive to you. Perhaps you can out-climb any of your contemporaries and you’ve hit the payroll ceiling at your […]

What’s New & Improved in Climbing Ascenders and Friction Tools

When it comes to getting in and out of trees safely and efficiently, today’s climbers have more options than ever. And when it comes to ascenders and friction tools, there are some innovative devices out there that recently hit the market, having been introduced by arborist equipment companies in early 2019. We contacted a number […]

Climbing Gear: The More You Know, the Less You Need

It is a wonderful time in the tree care industry for the climbing arborist. It seems every couple of months there is a new piece of equipment that comes on the market. It can give the climbing-arborist gear junkies a rush of gear adrenaline and at the same time fill safety coordinators with anxiety. Does […]

Dual-Stationary-Rope Work Positioning for Pruning or Removal

My name is Macintosh Swan, and I have a lot of climbing gear. I preface this discussion – of climbing with two systems in sync – with that statement. If we are talking drawbacks to dual-stationary-rope systems (DSRS), I think the volume of gear required would be at the top of the list. In my […]

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