Our spur climbing starter kits contain the fundamental equipment needed to spur climb a tree in one price-saving package. Spur climbing is harmful to the tree, and used when the tree is to be removed. Our rope climbing starter kits provide a non-damaging method for entering the tree. At the bottom of the page you'll find climbing kit upgrade packages for our starter kits.
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 starting spur kit on the market! This kit is full of rugged, dependable climbing gear that gets the job done without extra bells and whistles. This is our recommended kit for climbers who climb in spurs occasionally.
Kit Contains: Buckingham Wide Back Harness (SAD102), Buckingham Steel Spurs with T Pads (SPU101T), 12' x 5/8" Hi-Vis Steel-core Flipline Kit (FLI111K), 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 comes with all the basic spur climbing gear in our regular kit, plus 150' of XTC Poseidon. Included Tree Climber's Companion illustrates how to use this rope in a traditional, closed system. This kit expands your options for entering the tree while keeping cost to a minimum. Kit contains 150' of XTC Poseidon, Buckingham harness, spur set with T-Pads, 12' flipline kit, gear bag, and Tree Climber's Companion.
Take a big step up in comfort and performance with the Deluxe Spur Kit. This kit is designed to be comfortable and dependable for professional users who rely on their gear to make a living. Buckingham’s Spartan saddle has thick padding, tapered back support, and all the features you need on a work saddle: hip D rings that won't lay back, easily-replaceable rope bridge, quick-connect leg buckles, and gear rings and snaps in all the right places. Big Buck pads are serious protection and padding for your legs. Thick leather, felted cushion, and steel insert make these pads an awesome choice for professional climbers who spend long days in their spurs. Maxi-Flip fliplines are the highest quality, with spliced eyes in the wire cable. Petzl Macrograb adjuster works smoothly and reliably, and is easily repaired. Some assembly required.
Kit Contains: Buckingham Spartan Harness (SAD140), Buckingham Steel Spurs with Big Buck Pads (SPU101U), 12' x 5/8" Maxi-Flip Flipline Kit (FLI124K), Tree Climber's Companion (BOO101), Large Canvas Gear Bag (BAG203).
Saddle sizing: SM 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. The Ergovation saddle is the best in comfort and ergonomics. Titanium climbers are the lightest available, and the steel cushion wraps add thick padding, a custom fit, and rigid support. Maxi-flip Sport flipline is the highest quality, stays low-weight, and adjusts with the included SMC Grip (the Grip is built to last 25 years!). Carry it all conveniently in the included Medium Ergovation Bag. Some assembly required.
Kit Contains: Buckingham Ergovation Harness (SAD123), Bucklite Titanium Spurs with Steel Cushion Wraps (SPU201SC), 12' x 1/2" Maxi-Flip Sport Kit (FLI140K) with SMC Grip Adjuster (ASC157), Tree Climber's Companion (BOO101), Med. Ergovation Bag (BAG229).
Saddle sizing: S 28-32”, M 32-36”, L 36-40", XL 40-44"
We've shaved every ounce of weight possible off of this kit and kept it loaded with top-quality, professional gear. Our Ultra-Light Kit has been very popular as a rescue kit for police departments and military units, as well as climbers looking for a super low-weight setup. New and improved in 2013 with the Petzl Sequoia Harness, aluminum spurs with stiff wrap pads, 1/2" Maxi-flip Sport, and SMC Grip adjuster. The entire kit fits into the included Mossad Tactical Duffel. Some assembly required.
Kit Contains: Petzl Sequoia Harness (SAD210), Climb Right Aluminum Spurs with Stiff Wraps (SPU401W), 12' x 1/2" Maxi-Flip Sport Kit (FLI140K) with SMC Grip Adjuster (ASC157), Tree Climber's Companion (BOO101), Mossad Tactical Duffel Bag (BAG230).
Saddle sizing: Size 1: 28”-46”; Size 2: 32”-55”
The climbing line upgrade gives the user a rope and split tail assembly in addition to the flipline that comes in the starter kit. This enables the user to maintain two points of connection to the tree while cutting and bypass obstacles such as branches while spur climbing without ever having to be untied. Because this upgrade comes with a split tail assembly for the rope, the rope can be used as a second flipline or as a climbing line. When used as a climbing line, the user has the capability to swing out away from the trunk and also to rappel down to the ground in case of an emergency. Contains 150' ArborMaster® Bigfoot rope, 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: ' ArborMaster® Bigfoot climbing line, friction hitch, figure 8, rope bag, Alveo Vent Helmet, Boas Safety Glasses, Atlas Gloves, and helmet-attach ear muffs.
A second flipline upgrade gives the user another flipline in addition to the one that comes in the starter kit. This enables the user to maintain two points of connection to the tree while cutting and bypass obstacles such as branches while spur climbing without ever having to be untied. To climb safely, a second point of attachment like an additional flipline is required.
To add a second flipline to your spur climbing kit, please add one to your cart from the fliplines page