WesSpur’s climbing kits contain everything you need to get started with a spur climbing or rope climbing package. On this page you will find upgrades to take your kit beyond the basics.
Coupon code: KITPLUS13
This upgrade gives the user a rope and friction hitch setup to add climbing on the Doubled Rope Technique to their kits. Combining climbing on the rope with using the flipline from the spur kit, the climber can maintain two points of connection to the tree while cutting and bypass obstacles such as branches without ever having to be untied. The use of a climbing line allows the user more mobility in the tree and the ability to rappel quickly to the ground.
Contains 150' ArborMaster® Bigfoot, SMC micro pulley, 2 Pirate auto-locking carabiners, split tail, and small brass swivel snap.
This kit provides a climbing line upgrade that can be used as described above, and also includes essential safety gear for working in trees.
Contains: 150' ArborMaster® Bigfoot climbing line, friction hitch, figure 8, rope bag, Alveo Vent Helmet, Boas Safety Glasses, Atlas Gloves, and helmet-attach ear muffs.
This upgrade to the rope climbing starter kits enables the user to climb in the Single Rope Technique (SRT) using ascenders. This is useful for long ascents. With the gear in this kit, the user can set up a system where the climber alternates between standing on the foot ascender and the foot strap. Alternating in this method makes climbing the rope a lot like climbing a ladder.
Contains: CMI hand ascender and foot ascender, (choice of right or left), ascender foot strap, 2 quick links, standard figure 8, 24” nylon runner, and 7 feet of Sterling 8mm prusik cord.
Contains an extra-long Icetail prusik for footlock climbing. Also contains Pirate carabiner and standard figure 8 for rappelling back to the ground. Standard length of footlock prusik is 40" to the eye. Also available in 38" or 42" by request.
Kit includes the new Singing Tree Rope Wrench ZK-2 and Stiffy tether!
The Rope Wrench grants smooth, precise control to the climber, and is an excellent tool for working the tree in SRT, saving time switching between SRT & DdRT systems. All the hardware you need to experience the Rope Wrench is in this kit. You'll want to have a way to tend the Rope Wrench. A trick using gear you already have is to run a lanyard over your shoulder and clip it into the Hitch Climber pulley.
Kit contains: Rope Wrench ZK-2 (ASC179), 10" Sitffy Tether (ASC180), Hitch Climber Pulley (PUL120), Petzl Pantin Right Foot Ascender (ASC123), Sterling RIT 5/16" Eye-to-Eye Prusik (CLI359), Kong Micro Carabiner (CAR301).
The RADS (Rapid Ascent/Descent System) kit is a simple single rope system which allows the user to easily ascend a single rope with mechanical advantage. With the Petzl ID installed, the climber is always ready to descend simply by removing the handled ascender, switching from ascent to descent quickly and with minimal fuss. The anti-panic handle on the ID is a good feature for new climbers.
Kit contains: Petzl Basic Ascender (ASC118), 1/4" Delta Link (HAR104), Revolver Carabiner (CAR309), Foot Strap (ASC112), RockO Carabiner (CAR136), Petzl ID (ASC206).
The simplest canopy-entry method lets the climber ascender with a simple sit-stand motion. Daisy chains are used as adjustable tethers; one for the pair of hand ascenders, and one for the pair of foot straps.Kit includes: 2 x CMI Expedition Ascenders (left/right), 2 x Rock O Auto-locking Carabiners, 2 x Yates Speed Stirrups (left/right), and 2 x 48" Daisy Chains.
This neat little ascender system can be added onto one of our rope kits or used with your own setup. This kit was thought up by veteran climber Gerry Beranek. In the doubled rope technique, this system puts a footstrap on the Basic, which is in turn connected to the rope by a prusik on a custom bungee lanyard. This bungee advances the ascender as soon as you step up with your leg that is in the footstrap.
Contents: Pre-sewn bungee with snap, prusik, adjustable nylon foot strap, Petzl Basic ascender.