First crotch to high

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14 years 9 months ago #134022 by casperst
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Hi All,
Just started climbing. Having great fun.
I'd like to climb a birch in my back yard.
One or two branches need to be pruned. However,
there is no tie in points on the tree. it's very strait
and has no crotches. None that would hold me. (2" branches)
The trunk of the tree is around 14 inches.
Other then gaffing up the tree, how can I get up?


Thanks,
Tom

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14 years 9 months ago #134023 by Baker
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How high are the branches that need trimming?

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14 years 9 months ago #134025 by nickfromwi
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What kind of tree is it? Can you post a picture?

If there truly isn't a way to set a rope above (how about around the trunk?) then you might like taking a couple slings, girth hitch them around the trunk and inchworm your way up...

love
nick

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14 years 9 months ago #134027 by casperst
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That's what I was thinking. Is a girth hitch like making a false crotch? And how do I slide this up the tree while I'm attached to it?
Sorry, just a beginner here.

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14 years 9 months ago #134028 by casperst
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Hi Baker,

The branches are around 30 feet up.

Tom

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14 years 9 months ago #134029 by nickfromwi
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I'm thinking something like:


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14 years 9 months ago #134075 by casperst
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Great video!
Thanks so much

Tom

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14 years 6 months ago #134233 by clayton1159
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False Crotch method. Well, still wonder how they ascend up. Slowly sling up one by one with lanyard to set the false crotch anchor point? Can we retrive the false crotch from ground level upon completion.

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