Complete rope climbing starter kits get you the fundamentals for entering a tree on doubled rope using the body-thrust method. Adding a hand ascender or foot ascender to the kit will make climbing easier, but is not necessary. Choose one of our climbing starter kits and get going right away, or add one of the kit upgrades for a wider range of climbing techniques.
Kits do not come with instructions. It is the user's responsibility to gain adequate instruction in the use of all climbing equipment. WesSpur sells tree climbing books and tree work DVDs, but there is no substitute for personal instruction. In order to help the user attain a basic understanding of the skills and knots required to use these kits, we include a free copy of The Tree Climber’s Companion with every starter kit but this is not intended to be the sole source of instruction.
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.
The best basic rope kit for working climbers. This kit has everything you need to safely enter the tree in the body thrust system. This is a great set of affordable working gear with a built-in kit discount. Perfect for occasional users or those on a budget.
Kit Contents: Buckingham Wide Back Harness (SAD102), 150' XTC 12-strand Climb Line (XT15), 150' Target Line Throw Line (THR109), 10 and 12 oz Throw Weights (THR202, THR203), Throw Line Bag (BAG150), Pirate Carabiners x 3 (CAR134), SMC Micro Pulley (PUL124), Small Swivel Snap (HAR109), True Blue Split Tail (CLI124), 12' Poseidon Flipline (FLI265), US Standard Adjuster (ASC103), Tree Climber's Companion (BOO101), Large Canvas Gear Bag (BAG203).
Saddle sizing: S 28-32”, M 32-36”, L 36-40”, XL 40-44”
This kit is perfect for professionals who spend a lot of time in the canopy. The Buckingham Spartan saddle is plenty comfortable, has a Warp Speed bridge for attachment to your climbing, side Ds for positioning, and all the snaps, gear loops, and rings a working climber needs, plus quick-connect leg buckles to speed up getting in and out of the saddle. The climbing setup is truly deluxe, with the super strong Bigfoot climbing line, the popular Bailout prusik and SMC micro pulley. The throw line has been upgraded to Zing-It which is stronger and flies better, and now two of our Unbreakable throw weight for ultimate durability. This is our recommended climbing kit for professionals who will be working without spurs in tree canopies.
Kit Contents: Buckingham Spartan Harness (SAD140), 150' Bigfoot Climb Line (BF15), 180' Zing-It 1.75mm Throw Line (THR101), 10 & 12 oz Unbreakable Throw Weights (THR214, THR215), WesSpur Throw Line Cube (BAG113), Pirate Carabiners x 3 (CAR134), SMC Micro Pulley (PUL124), Bee-line 3/8" Prusik (CLI357), 12' Poseidon Flipline (FLI265), Rockgrab (ASC161), 30" Rope Sleeve (CLI242), Large Torpedo Rope Bag (BAG131), Tree Climber's Companion (BOO101), Large Canvas Gear Bag (BAG203).
Saddle sizing: S 28-32”, M 32-36”, L 36-40”, XL 40-44”
If you want the absolute best, then this is the kit for you. We designed this kit for the climbers who know their equipment is going to get a lot of use- and want to start out with the highest-quality gear right away. Get climbing in the most customizable saddle, the treeMOTION. Includes the amazing new Rope Wrench ZK-2 and FREE Stiffy Tether, and 200' of premium static line.
Kit Contents: treeMotion Harness (SAD601), 200' Kernmaster 7/16" (KM20), 180' Zing-It 1.75mm Throw Line (THR101), 10 & 12 oz Petzl Jet Throw Bag (THR226, THR227), WesSpur Throw Line Cube (BAG113), Pirate Carabiner (CAR134), 2 x RockO Carabiners (CAR136), RIT Eye-to-Eye Prusik (CLI359), 12' Blaze Flipline (FLI231), SMC Grip Flipline Adjuster (ASC157), Rope Wrench ZK-2 (ASC179), Stiffy Tether (ASC180), Pantin Foot Ascender (ASC123), 30" Rope Sleeve (CLI242), Petzl Transport Bag (BAG239), Tree Climber's Companion (BOO101).
Saddle size: One size fits from 30" - 38" waist
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. This kit maximizes your mobility in the canopy with lightweight, compact equipment and the popular Petzl Sequoia Harness. The popular SMC micro pulley is a great slack tender. The 7/16” Velocity flipline and Yale's 7/16” Blaze climbing line are light and easy to handle. The flipline adjusts with the SMC Grip, which is a great compact mechanical adjuster that adjusts easily with one hand. The throw line is upgraded to Zing-It for smoother performance and better strength, and the Unbreakable throw weights are the last word in durability.
Kit Contents: Petzl Sequoia Harness (SAD210), 150' Velocity Cool Climb Line (VY15), 180' Zing-It 1.75mm Throw Line (THR101), 10 & 12 oz Throw Weight (THR203, THR202), Throw Line Mug (BAG150), Pirate Carabiner x 3 (CAR134), SMC Micro Pulley (PUL124), Bail Out Sewn Prusik (CLI333), 12' Velocity Flipline (FLI253), SMC Grip Adjuster (ASC157), 30" Rope Sleeve (CLI242), Medium Ergovation Bag (BAG229), Tree Climber's Companion (BOO101).
Saddle Sizing: Size 1: 28”-46”; Size 2: 32”-55”
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.
Contents: New Tribe “Twist” Saddle, 150’ Safety Blue, Petzl Vertex Vent Helmet, 2 x Petzl Ball Lock Am’D Carabiners, 1 x Petzl Ball Lock William carabiner, 4 x Kong Aluminum Bent Gate Carabiners, 10’ of 8mm Accessory Cord, 2 x Leather Cambium Savers, 2 x 14oz Throw Weights, 12oz. Throw Weight, 2 x 150’ Hank of Target Throw Line, 75’ hank of Target Throw Line, Throw line Storage Bag, Medium Rope Storage Bag.
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 ID descender also has an anti-panic device which locks the rope if the handle is cranked too far (professional users can consider replacing the ID with the Petzl RIG). The climber is also able to gain mechanical advantage by running the rope through the revolver on the ascender.
Kit contains: Tree Fox Harness (SAD543), 150' Velocity Cool (VY15), Small Petzl ID (ASC206), Rock O Carabiner (CAR136), Revolver Wire Gate (CAR309), Petzl Basic (ASC118), Foot Strap with Quick Link (ASC112), Petzl 10 oz and 12 oz Jet Bag, Petzl Airline Throw Line (THR136), WesSpur Cube (BAG113), Magnum Rope Bag (BAG137).