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.
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.
The best entry-level rope climbing kit for working climbers. This kit has everything you need to safely enter the tree by using the body thrust method on doubled rope. This rope climbing kit is simple to set up and get started with, and comes with the Tree Climber's companion, which is an essential guide to knots, techniques, safety, and gear for beginning climbers.
Rated: Excellent Review by: Mike & Sommerauthor
“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 seperately. 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! ”
Perfect for professionals who spend a lot of time in the canopy, with great saddle options and top-quality ropes and gear. This kit upgrades the climbing hitch to use an eye and eye prusik and hitch-tending pulley rather than the split tail in the entry kit. This is a more efficient climbing setup. The rope has been upgraded to ArborMaster® Bigfoot 16-strand line, which will handle much better than 12-strand climb lines. A rope sleeve has been included to protect your rope and the trees you climb. The included rope bag makes storing your rope much easier. The throw line has been upgraded to Samson Zing-It, a popular high-strength throw line, which will deploy and store much more easily in the throw line cube.
Three great harness choices let you customize this kit of professional gear to your individual needs and budget.
The Premium kit has been upgraded to provide the best quality equipment to allow you to climb either single rope or in doubled rope technique with the Hitch Hiker hybrid device. This kit is specialized for SRT climbing with a Petzl Torse chest harness and hardware to help keep you upright, as well as a hand ascender, foot strap, and foot ascender to use in conjunction with the Hitch Hiker for climbing SRT in a Rope Walker method. You can also use the Hitch Hiker in doubled rope, making this kit the most versatile of all. Also included is a throw line, throw line cube, rope sleeve, and Petzl Transport rope bag for hauling your rope and gear.
This kit is available with either the Ergovation, treeMOTION, or Onyx harnesses, letting you customize the price & function.
The newest generation of tree gear emphasizes lightness and mobility, and this kit shaves off every ounce possible for the ultimate high-speed climbing kit. Choose between the Sequoia or Onyx - two of the lightest tree climbing harnesses around, both of which are still fully-featured harnesses for production work. Lightweight Velocity "Cool" climbing line, Velocity "Hot" flipline, and SMC Grip also help keep the weight down.
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.
The Yo-Yo method of climbing is ideal for teaching new climbers because it is designed to make it very difficult to get into trouble. Because the descender is already installed on the system, there is no need to install it to come down - the climber simply removes the top ascender and self-belays on the descender. The I'D descender also has an anti-panic device which locks the rope if the handle is cranked too far (professional users can consider replacing the I'D with the Petzl RIG). The climber is also able to gain mechanical advantage by running the rope through the revolver on the ascender.
Saddle sizing: S 26”-32”, M 33”-35”, L 36”-40”, L 41”-45”.