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using dead wood as an anchor point

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If your asking questions like this i don't think your should be climbing... Use your own instinct then nobody can be blamed for your faults

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:confused1: So what do you use when climbing dead trees??????:confused1:

 

Sometimes there is no alternative, Well bar using a cherry picker..... And to be honest I'd rather **** in my hands and clap than go in the basket of death!

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we regularly end up in the situation of taking down stone dead trees with no access for a mewp , if you ensure that your round the main stem then you cant really go far wrong ! it is more a case of experience rather than right and wrong , if your not sure about something then question why your not sure and what could be done to overcome the problem ! if you still can not see a way round it then don't do it !! In this case the option of using a dead branch as a main anchor point could be overcome by going round the main stem and ensuring where possible you have either strop round the stem or a second line Just in case . However if your asking if you can anchor on dead branches then i fear my friend you need to gain more experience within your tree knowledge and characteristics of timber coupled with becoming more competent as a climber before taking on jobs where you may need to consider anchoring on dead or suspect limbs/branches.

 

other than that you may well be experienced and fancy a bit of Sunday afternoon banter lol

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Make sure you go for a turnout before! For two reasons

 

1- to make your self lighter

2- your bum will start twitching and you'd wish you did go for one!

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I have anchored round some dodgy stuff over the years but will say one thing if you push it too much you'll end up like a dog eating bicarbonate of soda..........A dribbling mess on the floor!!!

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We have a little saying on our team...

If EVER you find yourself thinking 'I wonder if.....'

The answer is Absolutely NOT - find another way where you KNOW that you/the lowered section etc. WILL be fine.

 

No exceptions. If you need to ask the question - the answer is NO.

 

No doubt the odd super macho will say otherwise but this is just my opinion.

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