Category Archives: Tree Climbing Gear

Rope Climbing – Descenders

There are many types of climbing systems and equipment that can be used in professional tree work and other rope access industries. Mechanical Descenders act like rope friction hitches to slow, control or stop a climbers descent, and can be … Continue reading

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Rope Climbing – Ascenders

There are many types of climbing systems and equipment that can be used in professional tree work and other rope access industries. Mechanical ascenders can aid climbers making their ascent more efficient and less tiring. Typically, ascenders are made from … Continue reading

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Choosing a Carabiner

There are many different varieties of carabiners on the market. This article will explain the ones used for tree climbing. Whether you choose SL (screw-lock), TL (twist-lock), or BL (ball-lock) is based on intended use and/or personal preference. Carabiners are … Continue reading

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Petzl ZigZag in Stock at Pinnacle Arborist Supplies

Available this month, the Petzl ZigZag mechanical prusik allows the climber to move around efficiently using the classic prusik/pulley system technique. When climbing with the ZigZag at the Petzl workshop at TCIA in Baltimore, I was amazed at how smooth and … Continue reading

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Pinnacle Arborist Sponsors TUFC TN Tree Climbing Competition

Pinnacle Arborist Supplies was a sponsor at the TUFC (Tennessee Urban Forestry Council) TN Tree Climbing Competition on October 6th in Nashville, TN. Besides providing prizes for the winners, Pinnacle had a booth selling climbing gear.  Thanks to all those … Continue reading

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Pinnacle Arborist Supplies Sponsors ISA Kentucky Chapter Tree Climbing Championship

Pinnacle Arborist Supplies will be a sponsor at the ISA Kentucky Chapter Tree Climbing Championship on October 19th and 20th in Louisville, KY. Besides providing prizes for the winners, Pinnacle will have a booth there selling all types of climbing … Continue reading

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Gearing Up for Your Backyard Zip Line

Last week we talked about the basics of backyard Zip Line construction.  Now we’re ready to go for a ride, almost.  We’ll need to review some riding gear to ensure our ride is fun and safe. Pulleys / Trolleys   Pulleys … Continue reading

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Setting Up a Backyard Zip Line

Riding a zip line can be an exhilarating and memorable ride.  Many customers have asked how to set one up in their own backyards.  It can be a fun and easy family project to provide a ton of fun, but … Continue reading

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Climbing Lanyards for Safety

Whether you’re climbing trees, towers or structures, a safety lanyard is a required and important safety backup to your personal climbing system.  Safety lanyards are also called buck straps, chicken straps, flip lines, safetys and many other interesting names.  Their … Continue reading

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Arborist Climbing Ropes and Throw Line

If you’re just starting out climbing trees for work or recreation, we will discuss the basic rope and line needed for efficiency and safety.  There are many options for the tree climbing gear listed based on experience level, climbing style, … Continue reading

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