I do not understand why you think they are so hard to use....There is a metal bar underneath your foot that you stand on and they are strapped to your leg.you jam the spike into the tree and up you go.no problem.if you are in any kind of shape and are not a couch potatoe. it is not any harder than climbing a ladder except you have a rope to contend with
Hello everyone, I work for Davey Tree Service as a climber so i know that climbing spikes are safe to use if properly used, have proper training and if a saddle is being used along with a good buckstrap and lead rope. They are not recomended to be used on trees that are not going to be cut down, as they can easily damage the bark of the tree as long as allowing openings for dieseses to enter the tree there for killing the tree. If you do choose to use spikes to climb with you are risking the trees health. also, If you are going to use them and do not have any or little experience with them i recommend finding a strait tree with very few limbs and not acsending no more then 10ft. above the ground till you get use to them. Just go up and down a few times and gradually start climbing higher as you gain a feeling for them and trust. Dont be over confident while climbing either. I have seen people fall and get hurt seriosly by being over confident with their equipment. For your purpose of hunting(as i am a hunter too) I would just recomend using a tree stand ladder. save the trees. have a good day.
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I've never used climbing spikes, but I've wondered how they would work for deer hunting. This sounds like good advice to me.
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