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moss wrote: I have climbed in very challenging conditions with extreme minimalist climbers. What is most notable about that approach to tree climbing is there is no wiggle room. When things go wrong, and they will most certainly go wrong, the extreme minimalist has much less to work with to respond. A very experienced minimalist climber can still be every challenged. An inexperienced tree climber going with an ultra minimalist approach can find themselves way over their head in an instant. Without experience climbing with well accepted gear and technique, it's impossible to understand how difficult things can get in a tree. And without that experience a new climber does not yet have the mental tools and experiential resources to respond effectively.
moss wrote: There is nothing scary about Sterling HTP 10mm.
These questions can't be answered without context. What climbing technique or techniques are you planning to use? How much experience do you have climbing trees with a rope and harness? Do you currently own a tree climbing rope?
Before you pare your tree gear set down to the absolute minimum you need experience climbing trees with "normal" spec gear. You can't shave to ultra minimal without knowledge of the discipline. This is true for any technical endeavor.
dogwood wrote: Hey Bushwhacker, Are you planning to attend the 2014 Tree Climbers Rendezvous? If you can make it, you'll find yourself among a crowd of wonderful people, and you'll have the opportunity to see all kinds of systems, and get up into the trees! If you can make it, I think you'll have a blast!