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Was looking for arb climbing gear to buy and I came across this deal:

 

https://www.frjonesandson.co.uk/products/treehog-standard-climbing-kit-3-seat-harness/?attribute_pa_harness-size=small&gclid=CjwKCAjwy_aUBhACEiwA2IHHQNgbTt21R0YRle2Cl5oo2uLgPNpEEsqAlmBvq7pjYEyIlOJzJ6L-DRoCjUcQAvD_BwE

 

Simplifies things for me since I'm not sure on what I'd need. I'm thinking in addition to this I'd want a silky saw, top handle and a couple 40m climbing ropes. I know finding a good harness is important so if you've any input on the one here or others please do. 

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What’s your budget? There’s everything you need in that kit to get you started but equally there are better harnesses etc out there.

 

I personally wouldn’t be without an art rope guide over the standard cambium saver included in that kit. 

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I might be wrong but you'll need an extra hitch/friction system in there. One for the wire core and another for whatever rope you'll use.

 

Don't bother with 2 40m ropes, get one 25m and one 45m, that way you're not dragging 45m of rope round a small tree. 

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56 minutes ago, Steve Bullman said:

What’s your budget? There’s everything you need in that kit to get you started but equally there are better harnesses etc out there.

 

I personally wouldn’t be without an art rope guide over the standard cambium saver included in that kit. 

And I wouldn't get the rope guide as I prefer a multisaver, but either way that cambium saver is limited.

 

Having said that, I'd take a step back and ask why choose a set if you don't know what you need - is this for starting out, rec climbing, to take on a course? The Treehog to me is the most uncomfortable harness I've ever sat in so not a great starting point in any case. Take time and work it out, rather than buy a load of stuff that's not useful.

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Thanks all.

 

18 hours ago, Dan Maynard said:

And I wouldn't get the rope guide as I prefer a multisaver, but either way that cambium saver is limited.

 

Having said that, I'd take a step back and ask why choose a set if you don't know what you need - is this for starting out, rec climbing, to take on a course? The Treehog to me is the most uncomfortable harness I've ever sat in so not a great starting point in any case. Take time and work it out, rather than buy a load of stuff that's not useful.

It is for a course and also for starting out after. I've decided against getting this and looked elsewhere, it was just difficult because I wasn't sure on all the bits and pieces I would need. 

19 hours ago, Joe Newton said:

I might be wrong but you'll need an extra hitch/friction system in there. One for the wire core and another for whatever rope you'll use.

 

Don't bother with 2 40m ropes, get one 25m and one 45m, that way you're not dragging 45m of rope round a small tree. 

I'll do both, thank you.

 

19 hours ago, Steve Bullman said:

What’s your budget? There’s everything you need in that kit to get you started but equally there are better harnesses etc out there.

 

I personally wouldn’t be without an art rope guide over the standard cambium saver included in that kit. 

Art rope guide, noted. Budget is under a grand, ideally. Harness wise I've settled on getting this one:

 

https://honeybros.com/shop/climbing/harnesses/harnesses-harnesses/treemotion-evo-harness/

 

I've tried it on and it's comfy.

 

 

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Its worth knowing that if you start working for a company paye then they will provide your climbing kit. 

 

You might also be able to rent gear from the place you are doing your training. 

 

£1000 with get you a fair amount of gear but I would hold off till you know more about what fits you best as a climber. 

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