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Recommended climbing spikes/irons for tiny person!

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Hello,

 

I'm new to the forum - this is my first post, so hello!

 

I'm new to climbing too - I completed the NPTC course in August. I work as an ecologist so climb mainly to check trees for protected species.

 

Anyway, I bought some Bashlin climbing spikes and they're just too long and painful to climb in (pretty much levering my kneecap off). Can anybody recommend some highly adjustable ones that would be suitable for me? I'm 5ft 1!

 

:001_smile:

 

Cheers,

Emma

 

 

Oh - and does anybody want to buy some barely used irons? Bashlin climbing spikes steel (straight), velcro pad -about £240 new!

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Hello,

 

 

 

I'm new to the forum - this is my first post, so hello!

 

 

 

I'm new to climbing too - I completed the NPTC course in August. I work as an ecologist so climb mainly to check trees for protected species.

 

 

 

Anyway, I bought some Bashlin climbing spikes and they're just too long and painful to climb in (pretty much levering my kneecap off). Can anybody recommend some highly adjustable ones that would be suitable for me? I'm 5ft 1!

 

 

 

:001_smile:

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

Emma

 

 

 

 

 

Oh - and does anybody want to buy some barely used irons? Bashlin climbing spikes steel (straight), velcro pad -about £240 new!

 

 

Your best bet would be to try a few on at your nearest dealers.

 

Failing that I've heard nothing but praise for the Distel Geckos.

 

Do you climb with spikes to check for protected species?

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Can't help as I'm not a climber but I spoke to someone doing a chimney survey on a 3 storey house, using a tiny camera upon a v lightweight telescopic pole. Just a thought.

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Cheap option is to buy to maths sets and get the compasses from them and put your legs in the pencil holding bit.

Do you climb trees that aren't being taken down?

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Surely you can't use spikes much when your just checking trees for bats and birds, or do you do tree work at the weekend ;)

 

Or do you perhaps troll internet forums to get a rise out of people?:laugh1:

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Or do you perhaps troll internet forums to get a rise out of people?:laugh1:

 

 

Life has made you cynical, fella! Benefit of the doubt. If you turn out to be right I'll join in with the fun :)

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