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Advancing your tether while one sticking

Islandshooter

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so i solved “my” problem of tether slack while one-sticking. After reading all the posts about using a push stick/pvc/etc (stuff that i didn’t want to carry in the woods), i did a practice climb yesterday. Managing the linesman and tether slack/tension is still doable but a PITA. Still, its only two moves. Somehow, something flcanopystalker said clicked in the back of my head… last year i hunted the hills of Ohio with guys younger than me. In preparation for that happening again i found an old hiking stick that I’ve been using for a third point of balance on inclines/declines. The Delta link in my tether fits perfectly in the basket. Went outside and immediately pushed my tether up to about 11’. Thats 18’ on one move. Still two moves up to hunting height, but NO slack as i climb. One hand on stick or tree, the other pulls slack on the madrock. Get to height, collapse stick and drop. Nothing new, I’m sure you guys have been doing this for years. But I’m not carrying anything extra-no matter the weight. Thanks to all that posted anything about using push poles!
 

Lowg08

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so i solved “my” problem of tether slack while one-sticking. After reading all the posts about using a push stick/pvc/etc (stuff that i didn’t want to carry in the woods), i did a practice climb yesterday. Managing the linesman and tether slack/tension is still doable but a PITA. Still, its only two moves. Somehow, something flcanopystalker said clicked in the back of my head… last year i hunted the hills of Ohio with guys younger than me. In preparation for that happening again i found an old hiking stick that I’ve been using for a third point of balance on inclines/declines. The Delta link in my tether fits perfectly in the basket. Went outside and immediately pushed my tether up to about 11’. Thats 18’ on one move. Still two moves up to hunting height, but NO slack as i climb. One hand on stick or tree, the other pulls slack on the madrock. Get to height, collapse stick and drop. Nothing new, I’m sure you guys have been doing this for years. But I’m not carrying anything extra-no matter the weight. Thanks to all that posted anything about using push poles!
Since you shared this with me. Thinking since I already carry trekking sticks. I’m going to fix a pipe to connect mine. I’m 6’2” and can reach 9 feet. I’m thinking I can basically one move the whole set up.
 
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enkriss

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so i solved “my” problem of tether slack while one-sticking. After reading all the posts about using a push stick/pvc/etc (stuff that i didn’t want to carry in the woods), i did a practice climb yesterday. Managing the linesman and tether slack/tension is still doable but a PITA. Still, its only two moves. Somehow, something flcanopystalker said clicked in the back of my head… last year i hunted the hills of Ohio with guys younger than me. In preparation for that happening again i found an old hiking stick that I’ve been using for a third point of balance on inclines/declines. The Delta link in my tether fits perfectly in the basket. Went outside and immediately pushed my tether up to about 11’. Thats 18’ on one move. Still two moves up to hunting height, but NO slack as i climb. One hand on stick or tree, the other pulls slack on the madrock. Get to height, collapse stick and drop. Nothing new, I’m sure you guys have been doing this for years. But I’m not carrying anything extra-no matter the weight. Thanks to all that posted anything about using push poles!
Interesting… that kinda makes me want to try that with SRT. Carry another tether to unweight then push the other tether up.
 

arrowchukker

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so i solved “my” problem of tether slack while one-sticking. After reading all the posts about using a push stick/pvc/etc (stuff that i didn’t want to carry in the woods), i did a practice climb yesterday. Managing the linesman and tether slack/tension is still doable but a PITA. Still, its only two moves. Somehow, something flcanopystalker said clicked in the back of my head… last year i hunted the hills of Ohio with guys younger than me. In preparation for that happening again i found an old hiking stick that I’ve been using for a third point of balance on inclines/declines. The Delta link in my tether fits perfectly in the basket. Went outside and immediately pushed my tether up to about 11’. Thats 18’ on one move. Still two moves up to hunting height, but NO slack as i climb. One hand on stick or tree, the other pulls slack on the madrock. Get to height, collapse stick and drop. Nothing new, I’m sure you guys have been doing this for years. But I’m not carrying anything extra-no matter the weight. Thanks to all that posted anything about using push poles!
How about some pics or video?
 

Islandshooter

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@Islandshooter I could see that working pretty good on smaller smooth barked trees, but I’m not so sure about larger rough barks.
You are right, I’ve only tried it on oaks and palms. If it doesnt work on the nebraska cottonwoods, so be it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I’ll let y’all know the more i test it. Thanks
 

Islandshooter

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@Islandshooter I could see that working pretty good on smaller smooth barked trees, but I’m not so sure about larger rough barks.
Just checked my practice tree…live oak with 4’ circumference. Works no problem, just work it side to side keeping tension on the tether so it doesnt slip. looking forward to trying it on a big old river bottom cottonwood
 
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