• The SH Membership has gone live. Only SH Members have access to post in the classifieds. All members can view the classifieds. Starting in 2020 only SH Members will be admitted to the annual hunting contest. Current members will need to follow these steps to upgrade: 1. Click on your username 2. Click on Account upgrades 3. Choose SH Member and purchase.
  • We've been working hard the past few weeks to come up with some big changes to our vendor policies to meet the changing needs of our community. Please see the new vendor rules here: Vendor Access Area Rules

The Sladder… ABSOLUTE BEST Climbing method

raisins

Well-Known Member
SH Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2019
Messages
4,254
It'd be interesting to place all the climbing methods within a 3D graph with 1 axis speed, 2nd quietness, and 3rd safety.....a 4th axis might be flexibility (can you get in any tree?) but that would make things harder to visualize.

I'm currently maximizing quietness, safety, and flexibility the best I can using a slow method (12 strap on steps).
 

GeoFish

Well-Known Member
SH Member
Joined
May 5, 2021
Messages
774
Location
Kentucky
I would rate them different.
Safety.
Flexibility tree type and all weather conditions.
Quietness.
Weight.
But we all have different priorities. Heck I started tree stand hunting before a full body safety harness and what is a linesman rope?
 

raisins

Well-Known Member
SH Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2019
Messages
4,254
I would rate them different.
Safety.
Flexibility tree type and all weather conditions.
Quietness.
Weight.
But we all have different priorities. Heck I started tree stand hunting before a full body safety harness and what is a linesman rope?


i remember hanging off trees with one arm while screwing in steps with the other

it was a pain when i was half my current age!
 

Sproles40

New Member
SH Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2020
Messages
8
Location
Vale, NC
Wonder if it would be possible to use this method efficiently with a rappel/tether system when making the secondary moves. Have thought of using a system like this to ditch the single stick.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

drew13

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2014
Messages
1,042
Location
Maine
FYI, new close up video available:


I am curious about this method but have questions about how best to go around branches with it.
 

grayskwerel

New Member
Vendor Rep
SH Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2021
Messages
16
Wonder if it would be possible to use this method efficiently with a rappel/tether system when making the secondary moves. Have thought of using a system like this to ditch the single stick.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I’ve thought of trying it but one of the great things about this system is the use of the lineman’s loop and not having to wiggle the tether up the tree. I do think the tether is safer as you will likely not slide far but also there is no slack in your lineman’s loop with this method if done correctly, so in the event of a fall, you won’t have the sudden jolt from the tether slack. I’ll give it a try though and post a video of it.
 

grayskwerel

New Member
Vendor Rep
SH Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2021
Messages
16
FYI, new close up video available:


I am curious about this method but have questions about how best to go around branches with it.
I’ll do a video of this. Some good questions coming up!
 

Sproles40

New Member
SH Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2020
Messages
8
Location
Vale, NC
Thanks! My standard method is using my rappel rope as my tether so I apologize if I wasn’t clear. My main questions revolve around the installation of my platform at height while also attaching the rappel/tether. I would definitely like to order ahead of this hunting season so I can practice before archery opens up


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Sproles40

New Member
SH Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2020
Messages
8
Location
Vale, NC
My current setup will be with a mini platform utilizing cranford steps around the sides to give maneuverability around the tree. This looks like a lightweight setup which definitely would improve my hike in on Public Land


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

grayskwerel

New Member
Vendor Rep
SH Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2021
Messages
16
Thanks! My standard method is using my rappel rope as my tether so I apologize if I wasn’t clear. My main questions revolve around the installation of my platform at height while also attaching the rappel/tether. I would definitely like to order ahead of this hunting season so I can practice before archery opens up


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I'm working on getting these produced. Not sure yet how soon it will be, but I'm working on it.
 

grayskwerel

New Member
Vendor Rep
SH Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2021
Messages
16
My current setup will be with a mini platform utilizing cranford steps around the sides to give maneuverability around the tree. This looks like a lightweight setup which definitely would improve my hike in on Public Land


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Working on something for this as well but my main goal right now is to get the Sladder into production. I have several ideas for improvements and additions.
 

DMTJAGER

Well-Known Member
SH Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2018
Messages
390
Tagging in
Will absolutely buy if this is just as safe no more difficult or time consuming or only moderately more difficult and time consuming to use than climbing sticks.
Will be looking for updates constantly.
 
Top