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Tree Climbing

Throwline Basics

The mission of SHERRILLtree is to provide tree care professionals and climbers with the widest selection of quality tree gear, helpful information and superior service. Equipped with a passion for trees, SHERRILLtree hopes to inspire a deeper awar...

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Single Rope Technique SRT

While the doubled-rope technique (DdRT) is the preferred method for short ascents and canopy scouting, single rope technique (SRT) is the preferred choice for fast, energy-efficient ascents of 50 feet and higher.

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Secured Footlock

The secured footlock method is simply described, but it requires a bit of practice to learn and to do well. With your body secured to the rope – using a simply-fashioned Prusik loop and a tight grip on both pants or rope – you put one ...

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Gear Inspection

Gear should be inspected before and after each use, according to the manufacturers’ directions. Pay particular attention to cracks on surfaces of ascenders, sharp edges on cams, worn places in harnesses, and cuts in rope.

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Doubled Rope Technique - DdRT

DdRT - (not to be confused with a double rope technique (drt), a rock climber's term when using two independent ropes at one time.) Tree climbing's doubled rope technique is unlike most other rope-assisted activities in that you use a loop of rope...

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Climbing Emergency Preparedness

Being prepared for the worst has to do with the inherent nature of trees. A lot of what we sell has a stamp on it, to show how it is rated. A carabiner, for example, has a mark on it that says what its rated tensile strength is when new.

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Tree Climbing

Before climbing a tree, it is imperative that you closely examine your targeted tree for dead hanging branches and other potential hazards!

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