It is the user's responsibility to gain adequate instruction in the use of all climbing equipment. Professional training is recommended. 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 (except the Super Economy) but this is not intended to be the sole source of instruction.
Spur climbing damages trees. Climbing with spurs damages trees. Spurs are most often used for removals. Rope climbing kits are available for non-harmful climbing.
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 spur climbing starter kits contain everything necessary to spur climb a tree in one price-saving package. Compare our kits to those offered by others, and you will find the gear quality and savings in a WesSpur kit to be much higher. Every climbing kit includes a large discount, and all gear needed to cover the basics, as outlined in the components below.
See the sizing charts below to determine what size harness you need.
This is the best starter kit on the market! This kit is built around rugged and dependable climbing gear that can get the job done without extra bells and whistles. The 2016 kit comes with Weaver Shin Cup pads, which have angled steel inserts that provide rigid support and superior comfort when compared to soft pads. The Klein spurs have a wide range of adjustment, making them a truly one-size-fits-all spur. They also feature an offset shank and interchangeable, replaceable gaffs. The split-D harness is both durable and comfortable, featuring a wide, padded back and a leather-lined sit sling. This kit includes the Tree Climbers Companion -an excellent resource for climbers at any level- and also comes with a burly, military-style duffle bag to hold all your equipment. Featuring a great collection of no-nonsense gear, this is our recommended kit for entry-level climbers who have a limited budget but nonetheless want quality equipment.
Kit Contains: Wide-back harness, Klein steel spurs with Shin Cups pads, 12' x 5/8" Hi-Vis Steel-core Flipline, US Standard Adjuster, Pirate carabiner, Tree Climber's Companion, large canvas gear bag.
Rated: Excellent Review by: Eric Fanslau
“Everything I expected and more perfect for a beginning climber such as myself, Thank you Wes Spur!”
Rated: Excellent Review by: Brandon
“ Well put-together kit, super comfortable good support throughout the harness... Totally recommend this kit... ”
Rated: Excellent Review by: Micko
“I received the kit in the time it was said to take. I have used it for a few jobs and I'm very happy with it and the service I got from WesSpur was excellent. Very happy.”
Rated: Excellent Review by: Phil
“Everything I needed to get into the game! Top quality gear. I'm very impressed. I could not find a better deal anywhere else and I literally took days of searching and comparing before I bought my kit. I want to thank WesSpur for providing awesome gear at very fair prices and allowing people like me (on a tight budget) to get started working safely with professional gear. Thanks,as long as WesSpur keeps the same business philosophy they have now I will be a customer for life.”
Rated: Good Review by: Treeman48
“This kit is almost everything you need to start climbing (depending on your personal preferences) I have an additional flipline that I added to make climbing past limbs safer. The comfort level of this kit is med-low if you spend more than 90 minutes in the tree at any given time, but it wasn't advertised to be comfortable. The harness is bulky and heavy, but very well built with several options for clipping in accessories. Again, If you plan on occasionally climbing, this kit works great! If you plan on spending large amounts of time in the tree, purchase the most expensive kit your budget will allow. ”
This super-economical spur climbing kit brings the price down as far as possible by using the simplest, no-frills gear available. The Weaver harness is a single-thick, cotton webbing harness with no padding. Leather 'L' Pads offer minimal padding. While this kit is still full of quality-manufactured gear, the price is kept low by cutting out padding and extra features on the spur pads and harness. This kit is similar to the basic kits offered by many other companies. We encourage any beginning climbers to consider the Entry-Level Spur Kit above for a much more comfortable set of gear.
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.
The Deluxe Spur Kit is for the working climber who spends long days in their spurs. Buckingham Big Buck Pads have an angled steel insert and extra-wide padding to spread the pressure on your leg over a wider area. The Yale Maxi-Flip is a popular flipline due to the strength and durability that the hand-spliced cabling of the eyes provides. Rock Exotica's Rockgrab Lanyard Adjuster features a unique 90 degree twist in the cam lever so that the unit lies in a more easily accessible position.
The Deluxe kit offers three different high-performance saddle options.
If you want the absolute best, then this is the kit for you! Bashlin Aluminum Spurs are lightweight, while the Steel Support Pads add thick padding and rigid support thanks to the steel inserts. The Maxi-Flip Sport flipline also shaves off ounces and features Flemish Eye splices and an ISC snap.
The three saddle options available for this kit give you a wide selection of the best tree climbing harnesses on the market.
Every component of this kit is top-of-the line for comfort, construction, and usability.
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.
Kit Contains 150' ArborMaster® Bigfoot, SMC micro pulley, RIT eye-to-eye prusik, and two RockO carabiners.
This kit provides a climbing line upgrade that can be used as described above, and also includes essential safety gear for working in trees.
Kit Contains: 150' Bigfoot climbing line, RIT friction hitch, 2 x RockO carabiners, SMC micro pulley, figure 8, WesSpur medium rope bag, Petzl Vertex 2 Vent Helmet, Boas Safety Glasses, Atlas Gloves, & helmet ear muffs.