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Author Topic: Help with finding a Climbing school or class  (Read 1606 times)

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Offline shawnr

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Help with finding a Climbing school or class
« on: March 04, 2015, 04:01:59 am »
I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction.  I'm looking for a good basic class on climbing and rigging for some tree work.  I'm not wanting to climb very high, maybe just high enough to get killed if I fall, but want to learn some climbing safety and how to rig lines for lifting and lowering limbs, timbers, etc...
Planning to build a treehouse this year for my wife to use as a new business office. 
All help is appreciated.
Thanks and think spring!
Shawn
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Shawn

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Re: Help with finding a Climbing school or class
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2015, 07:39:08 am »
The art and science of practical rigging is a good starting place,Jeff Jepsons book on climbing is also a good starting point.Google Arbormaster training for courses local to you. A reminder equipment is not cheap.To acces a tree, the gear required will cost at least $800.00,so you might want to consider just hiring someone to do your work.Remember while learning "low and slow".

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Re: Help with finding a Climbing school or class
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2015, 03:17:58 am »
Thanks! I'm also thinking that some proper scaffolding around the tree will be worth the effort as a staging for construction.
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Re: Help with finding a Climbing school or class
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2015, 07:16:17 pm »
Maybe look in to renting a man lift for the job you are thinking of doing.

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Re: Help with finding a Climbing school or class
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2015, 05:29:48 pm »
You might check with your local community college, the one closest to me has a non credit course they give.

I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction.  I'm looking for a good basic class on climbing and rigging for some tree work.  I'm not wanting to climb very high, maybe just high enough to get killed if I fall, but want to learn some climbing safety and how to rig lines for lifting and lowering limbs, timbers, etc...
Planning to build a treehouse this year for my wife to use as a new business office. 
All help is appreciated.
Thanks and think spring!
Shawn

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Re: Help with finding a Climbing school or class
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2016, 10:59:57 am »
I'm in hopewell. I could give you some tips. Message me and we can set something up.