New Climber - NYC

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2 weeks 2 days ago #139594 by jpthor
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Hi all,

I'm a recent college graduate who's hoping to get into recreational tree-climbing. Is anyone in the NYC area who could show me the ropes? Pun-Intended. I can't afford the NYBG course in the summer... and I'm hoping for some personal mentorship!

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Jesse

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2 weeks 1 day ago #139596 by patty
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Hi Jesse,
Take a look at our " At Home Basic Tree Climbing Course ." It's not expensive, and is probably the best way to learn to climb if you can't afford to take a course. Don't just trust anybody to train you! People all over the world have learned to climb safely using our course.
Thanks for posting.
Patty

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1 week 6 days ago #139600 by jpthor
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Thanks! Should I purchase all of my equipment before taking the course, so I can practice knots and go along? Or what do you suggest?

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1 week 6 days ago #139601 by patty
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Jesse—You’ll need gear to learn with. The course comes with membership in TCI, which comes with discount coupons for gear. So don’t buy gear until you get the coupons. Also, check our “Gear” page, which shows you the climbing kits we designed for new climbers. They’re sold by TreeStuff and Wesspur. You can use the coupons when you buy one. That way you’ll be buying stuff which we teach you how to use and take care of in the course.
Hope this helps.
Patty

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