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#6510459 - 10/25/16 08:22 AM Climbing stands
Poolman84 Offline
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I'm looking for recommendations on a good climbing stand. I have been using my hang on with climbing sticks but I am looking to get more than 14 or 16 feet up without toting extra sticks. I hunt public land a alot so I will backpack in and out. Are they safer than hang on stands? How fast can you guys climb to say 30 feet if needed?


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#6510581 - 10/25/16 09:27 AM Re: Climbing stands [Re: Poolman84]
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Registered: 10/22/07
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I use an Ol'Man Multivision and I like it. It is a bit on the heavy side, but so am I so I needed one that was sturdy. It is. If you are a smaller fella, you could probably get by with one of the light weight climbers.

As far as a climber being safer than a hang on, I don't know about that. Seems like you could fall out of either one fairly easy, so wear your harness!

One advantage that a hang on has over a climber is you have more flexibility over where to hang your stand. Sometimes it seems that when I find an ideal location to hunt, there isn't a suitable tree for a climber nearby. You can use a hang on to any tree.
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#6510591 - 10/25/16 09:32 AM Re: Climbing stands [Re: Poolman84]
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BTW, if you're careful (and you should be), a climber is not really fast. It takes me several minutes to climb up to something like 30'. If your hang on is already hung on the tree, you can get up and down a lot quicker.

Also welcome to the forum!


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#6510762 - 10/25/16 10:52 AM Re: Climbing stands [Re: Poolman84]
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Most of your time with a climber is spent setting it up at the bottom and the top. The actual movement up the tree is quick. I would guess about 1 foot per second.
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#6511004 - 10/25/16 01:12 PM Re: Climbing stands [Re: Poolman84]
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I hunted public land for years and years. And on public land, a climber is the only way to go. Some places won't even let you leave a stand overnight, not that you should anyway.

I've hunted the same Summit Viper climbing stand since 2000. I'd be hard pressed to recommend anything else.
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#6527680 - 11/04/16 11:25 PM Re: Climbing stands [Re: Poolman84]
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Where ya located pool man ?

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