Climbing a Palm Tree

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17 years 2 weeks ago - 17 years 2 weeks ago #129663 by geofk12
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What techniques are used to climb a palm tree?

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17 years 2 weeks ago - 17 years 2 weeks ago #129664 by nickfromwi
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Alternating girth hitched slings works.

Getting a line into the top with a throwline, then anchor the line at the base of the tree.

What are you climbing for?

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17 years 1 week ago - 17 years 1 week ago #129773 by geofk12
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I have a palm tree in my yard and it needs some pruning. Are you suggesting SRT? If so, I've never done that.

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17 years 1 week ago - 17 years 1 week ago #129792 by nickfromwi
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For that I suggest you call a pro. If you've never done a palm before- they can be quiet hazardous.

I've seen palm trimming done for realllly cheap. You should be able to get multiple free estimates.

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17 years 1 week ago - 17 years 1 week ago #129799 by coonrad
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As Nick said, I would use girth hitched slings.

I used that technique on this Aspen tree while I was camping out and needed to climb a tree:



I did the same on this one, but set the rope at the top so I could descend the rope back down:

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17 years 1 week ago - 17 years 1 week ago #129804 by oldtimer
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Here is a link to a series of great videos from EKKA in Australia. He is the expert on Palms clearing, pruning and removals. Very educational videos about safety for future climbers. (arborists or recreational)

http://www.treeworld.info/forumdisplay.php?f=7

Paolo in Italy invented a nice contraction to climb palms it is called a "bicicletta"
http://www.treeclimbing.it/palme.html
This site has many great pictures of his professional training classes for arborists

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17 years 1 week ago - 17 years 1 week ago #129806 by sitka12
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coonrad, this is off topic, but it looks very much like your wearing nomex pants and wesco boots in that picture? am i right? and if so, where's the fire?

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17 years 4 days ago - 17 years 4 days ago #129885 by coonrad
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Sitka,

No fires or anything exciting. I was just wearing some cheap Hi-Tec hiking boots (I love them though, they're super light) and some climbing pants that I think I got at REI... :)

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15 years 11 months ago #131742 by Hazman
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i Have a palm tree in my front yard to its about 8m high

First i got an extension ladder and climbed right up to the top of the tree just underneath those palm nut things and then i got a climbing sling, and i just simply wrapped the sling around the tree got a carabiner from the hardware shop and bought a simple rope put it through the carabiner and then i was done.

when i wanted to climb it i would tie my rope to the rope up the tree then pull it over

Hope it helps

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