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Drop stick while one sticking

one-eyed-jack

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If you’re one sticking, what do you do if you drop your stick? I’m assuming you’d hook up your pull rope and then rappel down?
 

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Make a safety lanyard that attaches to your saddle and stick. So if it falls you just pull it up. I uses to 4 to 5 foot piece of Paracord and a cheap keyring carbineer.

Now I just use my pull up rope and thread through my saddle and attach to the stick.

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Use rappel rope as tether. Tie end of rope to pack/bow for pull up as well.


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I don't climb this way but similar.....if there was some form of closed loop attached to the stick like the gear tie handles I see some people have I would reach into the small pouch on the back of my saddle and take the grapple hook out and start fishing.
 

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I have had this happen to me twice. The first time I just rappelled down and started over (I was only on my second move). The second time I pulled my bow up and slung it so I could free up my pull up string to use the small grapple I carry. I just fished it up and continued on.
 

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The good ol’ cam cleat y’all like so much

I can’t drop my stick because my daisy chain stays in place the entire climb. If I let go of mine it falls about 6”.
 

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The good ol’ cam cleat y’all like so much

I can’t drop my stick because my daisy chain stays in place the entire climb. If I let go of mine it falls about 6”.
Are you still one sticking? Just sliding it up as you go?
 

Fairchild#17

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The good ol’ cam cleat y’all like so much

I can’t drop my stick because my daisy chain stays in place the entire climb. If I let go of mine it falls about 6”.
I don't know how this is possible? Even with a massive amount of slack in the line it sounds like a miserable way to climb.
I did however get rid of my cam cleats and went back to the buckle-less method for one sticking.

Plan A is don't drop the stick
Plan B is to rappel down and get the stick.

I climb on my rappel line so it's not going to cost me much time at all. I have never once dropped a stick or came remotely close to losing one. Before rappelling I would tie a piece of paracord from me to the stick, but that cord got caught up and caused more grief than it was worth.
 

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I don't know how this is possible? Even with a massive amount of slack in the line it sounds like a miserable way to climb.
I did however get rid of my cam cleats and went back to the buckle-less method for one sticking.

Plan A is don't drop the stick
Plan B is to rappel down and get the stick.

I climb on my rappel line so it's not going to cost me much time at all. I have never once dropped a stick or came remotely close to losing one. Before rappelling I would tie a piece of paracord from me to the stick, but that cord got caught up and caused more grief than it was worth.
Probably using amsteel for it as well. Eeeeee


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First don’t drop your stick…… zip down the tree or fish it up. Btw I did drop my bow once after I shot a nice buck & got the Elvis leg & had to sit down, went to hang my bow on the hook. Nope straight to the ground 24-25’ down landing flat as a pancake in the leaves….. didn’t want to come across as high & mighty. But I’ve not dropped my climbing methods
 

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First don’t drop your stick…… zip down the tree or fish it up. Btw I did drop my bow once after I shot a nice buck & got the Elvis leg & had to sit down, went to hang my bow on the hook. Nope straight to the ground 24-25’ down landing flat as a pancake in the leaves….. didn’t want to come across as high & mighty. But I’ve not dropped my climbing methods
Elvis leg! I can’t wait to experience this.

How’d your bow handle that fall?


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Elvis leg! I can’t wait to experience this.

How’d your bow handle that fall?


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I was lucky it landed exactly parallel to the ground flat as can be , just like youlld place in a case……. No issues. Sometimes when it’s all happens super quick that adrenaline dump gets me!!!
 

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Are you still one sticking? Just sliding it up as you go?
Well, since I wouldn’t have a need to slide my sticks up as I go if I was using multiple sticks I would have to say that I’m “still one sticking” lol

Yes, I slide it up as I go. You can put plenty of slack on the strap and get the stick to bite, trust me. I climb up, set my tether then reach down and pull the stick up a little to loosen the strap then hold the strap while raising the stick. It’s stupid simple. For most, I guess.
 

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Well, since I wouldn’t have a need to slide my sticks up as I go if I was using multiple sticks I would have to say that I’m “still one sticking” lol

Yes, I slide it up as I go. You can put plenty of slack on the strap and get the stick to bite, trust me. I climb up, set my tether then reach down and pull the stick up a little to loosen the strap then hold the strap while raising the stick. It’s stupid simple. For most, I guess.
So cool


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My new system I have a connection between me and my stck and tree strap for advancing so no possibility of dropping. If in fact I would lose the stick I would connect my rappell setup and go down and get it.
 

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before rappelling I would tie a piece of paracord from me to the stick, but that cord got caught up and caused more grief than it was worth.
I agree 100%
I used to get worried about dropping and had my aider attached to me with paracord....works great at home practicing in the yard and that's about it. In real life it will conspire/work against u trying to make ur climb as difficult as possible....getting caught in in my feet and kneepads.
 
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