Originally posted by Stumper
Rich, I've been in this full time for decades and I'm not there. I climb because it is part of the job. High climbing for fun impresses me but it doesn't appeal to me at all. I have a fundamental fault for a tree climber-I am afraid of heights. Occassionally I have a comfortable day in a tree but mostly I just do it. If you are having a fair percentage of relaxed in the tree days at this stage you may be destined for many more. If you stay a little uncomfortable you aren't alone.:angel:
Originally posted by RockyJSquirrel
A good rule of thumb I've heard mentioned is to tie in to a limb the size of your wrist. My wrist is 2½" wide and 1½" high. I will tie in to 2" forks regularly depending on the tree species.
Yeah, don't want to leave my poor fish w/ out a father. JK. I totally agree that too much confidence could be a killer. I would be scared to tie in to a 2" limb, therefore making me more mentally unstable than I already am, and I came down out of a tree in fear of stuctural unstability last weekend (bad rot).Originally posted by BigJohn
They say the best reason for working safe is waiting for you at home.