It is the user's responsibility to gain adequate instruction in the use of all climbing equipment. Professional training is recommended.
Upgrades and substitutions in kits can be made by phone or by leaving a comment during checkout. We will swap out the equipment and charge or deduct any difference in retail price. Keep the kit discount and get exactly the gear you want.
Coupon code: "KITPLUS16"
Applies to: any Tree Climbing Helmet, PPE, Climbing Rope, or Hand Saws purchased on the same order as any Spur Climbing Kit, Rope Climbing Kit, or Combo Kit.
WesSpur rope climbing kits include the essential equipment needed to install a line and enter a tree in the Doubled Rope Technique (DdRT). This technique requires less gear and is simple to set up and understand, though physically demanding. (The Premium kit also contains gear for Single Rope Technique (SRT) ascent.) These kits can be expanded later with ascenders or other gear to make climbing easier. All kits contain a work positioning lanyard and adjuster for working the tree, the Tree Climber's Companion as a guide book, and storage gear bag. Each kit gives you a great discount and solid starting gear.
We've put this kit together to be the best starting kit on the market. This is our recommended kit for entry-level climbers who have a limited budget but nonetheless want quality equipment.
For 2016, we've upgraded the rope in this kit to Samson Arbor-Plex, and switched out the split tail system for an eye and eye prusik (the same climbing system as the Deluxe kit.) These changes make ascension and canopy movement smoother, and offer more versatility in how you use your kit. A Hawkeye rope flipline is included to aid in work positioning. The split-D harness is durable and comfortable, featuring a wide, padded back and a leather-lined sit sling.
This kit includes the Tree Climbers Companion, an essential guide to knots, techniques, safety, and gear for beginning climbers. It also comes with a burly, military-style duffle bag to hold all your equipment, and built-in savings.
Rated: Excellent Review by: Mike & Sommer author
“This kit is great for us beginners. Within an hour we were off the ground enjoying our new hobby.”
Rated: Excellent Review by: Al
“We ordered this kit for some additional tree work we were doing on our property and quite frankly we should have bought it sooner. After spending dollars elsewhere for equipment that really wasn't suited for the job we bought this one...WOW! It really is a complete tree kit all you need is your PPE and a saw! The best thing was that if an item in the kit needs to be upgraded just call WesSpur before you order and they will swap it out for you - no problem. Have to agree with the first review for simplicity and price this is quite a bargain.”
Rated: Excellent Review by: Arboristnoob
“While I have not purchased this kit yet, I have looked up each contained item separately. I've done the math, and this kit is $400, compared to $739 for each of the contents separately. That's a $339 savings! This kit is definitely a good deal! ”
The perfect kit for professionals who spend a lot of time in the canopy.
ArborMaster® Bigfoot 16-strand line is a high-strength, high-performance arborist climbing line with great hand feel. The new Edelrid Cambiumsaver has been added as the kits friction saver, and the throw line has been upgraded to Samson Zing-It, a popular, high-strength throw line. A canvas gear bag, WesSpur rope bag, and throw line cube provide storage and deployment solutions.
You have 3 high-performance saddle options for this kit:
The Premium kit has been upgraded in 2016 to provide a high-quality, streamlined set of gear that lets you climb in either single rope or doubled rope technique with the Hitch Hiker 2 hybrid device. This kit is specialized for SRT climbing; a Weaver Chest Box and custom tether keep you upright and tend the Hitch Hiker 2 during ascent, while the SAKA knee ascender and Camp Turbo Foot Ascender combine to result in a fluid ropewalker setup.
24-strand Velocity climb line from Samson is strong, lightweight, and feels nicely broken in right out of the bag. Also included are Petzl throw line/weights, an Edelrid cambiumsaver, and a Petzl Transport rope bag for hauling your rope and gear. This kit is available with either the Ergovation, treeMOTION, or Matt Cornell Rope Saddle, letting you customize the price & function.
Featuring a mix of new gear and returning favorites, this kit brings together the best components Petzl offers and gives you a complete spurless DdRT climbing setup. The gear in this kit is designed to keep weight to a minimum and execution as simple as possible. As a result, this is a great choice for beginners and veterans alike. The new and improved Zigzag definitively out-performs traditional hitch systems and, coupled with the Zillon, provides precise and easy work positioning. The adjustable friction saver can be set from the ground to make the setup process faster. The 2014 Sequoia is lightweight, low-profile, and optimized for comfort. Dyneema-coated Airline finds the sweet spot between flexibility and stiffness, allowing precision throwing while avoiding knotting and tangling.
The entire kit fits perfectly in the Petzl Transport haul bag for ease and comfort, and weighs an incredibly-light 26 lb.
This kit is designed for a recreational starting tree climber. Contains everything a new recreational climber needs for doubled rope technique climbing. This kit is designed by Peter "Treeman" Jenkins, founder of Tree Climbers International.
This kit was developed by Tree Climbers International for graduates of its Climbing Program for Entry-level Tree Workers. It is perfect for anyone just starting out, with long-lasting, high-quality gear at a great price.
Please note that this kit is available with the Onyx or Pro Gear Harness. When sold with the Onyx, the kit contains the Rock Exotica Hydra pulley for the bridge attachment. When sold with the Pro-Gear, the kit contains a Petzl rigging plate instead. See list of contents below.