Single rope techniques, SRT, utilizing a rope walking system conserve a lot of energy on climbs exceeding about 60 feet by utilizing the legs for 90% of the effort. Once aloft, tree climbers usually safety-in to a nearby crotch and switch over to a traditional doubled rope technique (DdRT) in order to move freely in all directions.
The only challenge with most SRT ascent systems for tree climbing is that they’re equipment intensive, and can be bulky to store.
SherrillTree's most popular SRT climbing system...just more streamlined and compact. Thanks to Joe Harris!
The Mini Tree Frog system is not only simple to attach, adjust, and operate but it’s also easier to store than anything currently available—and that’s important. The Pantin (foot ascender) and Croll (suspender-mounted ascender) can be worn throughout the climb without discomfort or interference, leaving only the handled ascender with foot strap to be stored. You can quickly engage or disengage the Mini Tree Frog over and over for short ascents without struggle, which is sometimes helpful in tall trees where you’re able to leave the ascent line fixed and work around on your doubled line. The Mini Tree Frog keeps your body in a comfortable, upright position, and—best of all—leaves all the work to your legs. So, if you’re in need of conserving energy for the workday ahead, hop along, little froggy!
Includes Croll ascender, Secur suspenders, left-hand Petzl Ascension hand ascender with cow an adjustable foot strap, and Pantin foot ascender. Carabiners, harness and PPE required (but not included).