I don't hunt 45 feet high all the time, just when I need to. With a climbing stand, my minimum is 25-28 feet during archery season. I set a lock-on stand between 23 to 28 feet. Conditions dictate how high I get with a climber during rifle season, but 30 feet is an average height for me. My hunting buddies joke that all my stands are "nose bleed" stands, but they are much more likely to get winded than I am.