Gear for Beginners
Most new climbers share the same confusion when they buy gear for the first time: "There's so much out there! What should I get?" "Will it hold up?" "Will it empty my wallet?" Excellent questions, as you can spend a fortune buying what you don't need before you even begin to buy what you do need.
TCI can loan gear to any student who comes to Atlanta for our classes. We have everything you'll use, plus some; and we suggest that if you don't own your own equipment, wait until you try ours before you start buying. If you have your own saddle, please bring it with you, as we like to train people in their own saddle if possible. If not, your tree climbing class will be an excellent opportunity to check out some different saddle styles to see what's comfortable. You'll also get to see lots of different types of ropes, carabiners, and all of the other equipment that tree climbers need. Your instructor will be very knowledgeable about tree climbing gear.
If you have purchased our online course or our "Tree Climbing Basics" DVD and are new to tree climbing, TCI suggests you buy the kit we have designed especially for new climbers.
The TCI Beginners' Tree Climbing Gear Kit
The TCI-designed "Basic Tree Climbing Kit" is the best package on the market for beginning climbers. Put together by TCI founder Peter "Treeman" Jenkins, this no-frills basic kit includes everything you need for doubled rope technique (DRT) climbing. Treeman has over 30 years of experience using all kinds and brands of gear to climb for fun and for a living as a working arborist. This gives him extensive first-hand knowledge of climbing equipment that not too many others can claim. Treeman picked each component carefully, and put together a kit that allows climbers to get around in the treetops comfortably and safely. And it comes at an affordable price — without sacrificing quality or durability.
Sold by WesSpur Tree Equipment, the TCI kit includes the
- Rope: 150’ New England “Safety Blue” (1/2 inch/13mm) arborist rope (upgrade to New England “Fly” [11 mm] for
the weight-conscious, $5)
- Saddle: New Tribe “Twist” (upgrade to New Tribe “Tengu” for the more serious climber [added comfort], $40); this kit
is also available without the saddle
- Helmet: Petzl “Vertex” vent
- Carabiners: 2 - Petzl Am’D ball lock, 1 - Petzl William
ball lock, 4 - Kong bent-gate (non-locking)
- Cambium Savers: 2 - Leather
- Throw lines: 2 - All Gear “Target” (150 ft.), 1- “Target”
- Throw bags: 2- 14 oz. and 1-12 oz. WesSpur heavy-duty vinyl
- Accessory Cord: 10 ft (8mm)
- Storage: WesSpur throwline bag, WesSpur medium-size rope bag
All this and free shipping (via UPS ground service) for the low price of $584.00.
USE THE PROMO CODE "TCI" WITH YOUR PURCHASE
and get a free
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Online -- This link — WesSpur Tree & Equipment, Inc. — will take you to the page where the TCI kit is displayed. Order with the options you want, and follow the general checkout procedure. Remember to type "TCI" in the promo code box!
By phone -- Call (800) 268-2141 Monday - Friday, 7 am to 6 pm Pacific Time. Remember to mention the "TCI" promo code to the person who takes your order!