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Only wear you Spikes on the outside of your Ankles when Climbing up the inside of a Hollow Tree.


I don't think anyone can honestly say they haven't don't this, it's rather funny watching someone do it and then seeing the disappointed/embarrassed look on there face when they realise hahaha



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I know its been said before, but...cinch/choke your climbing line back on itself as you are going up/down. That way if you do gaff out the max you'll slip is less than a foot as opposed to face surfing your way down the tree.

Trust yourself and the kit and you'll be fine!

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When you get to a point in the tree where the lead or limb is more horizontal than vertical it may be best to hang below or to the side to avoid rotating unexpectedely.

I forget sometimes that you can climb the tree with out using the spikes-sometimes much easier say when negotiating dogs leg or crooks in the stem.

Always remember gravity is your friend and learning to use it to hold your position is an important learning curve

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When felling out the top either clear drop or on a rig stamp 1 spike in good and hard. When ya put the back cut be ready to lean into ya harness and push away from the tree with ya hands then it's all about the fun

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