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ARB Climber Magazine

ARB Climber Magazine is an excellent publication for tree workers. The magazine highlights climbing and cutting equipment, new gear, safety issues, techniques, reviews, and more. The thoughtful articles in every issue of ARB Climber will be a welcome read for those trying to stay up-to-date with tools and techniques in arboriculture.

Each issue of ARB Climber Magazine is chock full of useful tips and gear comparisons, all for under the price of a sandwich!

ARB Climber Magazine Issue #8

ARB Climber Magazine Issue #8

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ARBClimber magazine is back with a new issue full of tree gear reviews, articles, safety information, and more.

    ARB Climber Issue #8 Contents:
  • MARKET GUIDE: Chainsaw Protective Boots Class (part1 of 4 part series)
  • REVIEW: Rock Exotica Omni pulleys
  • REVIEW: SiPS Climbing Trousers
  • REVIEW: CMI Rope Jack: Zip-line tensioner
  • REVIEW: Peli Team First Aid Kit Case
  • SPOTLIGHT: Actsafe Powered Ascenders - how to...guide
  • BACK to BACK: The world's top 5 Multitools according to us! (Leatherman/SOG/Victorinox)
  • CHAINSAW MAINTENANCE- replacing a broken clutch spring
  • SPECIAL: The Gear a Climber Should Have in 2016

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ARB Climber Magazine Issue #7

ARB Climber Magazine Issue #7

ARBClimber magazine is back with a new issue full of tree gear reviews, articles, safety information, and more.

    ARB Climber Issue #7 Contents:
  • Guide to Arborist Prusik Cord
  • Review: ROCK EXOTICA BOLT Rigging Plate
  • Arb Health- Common Myths about Poison Oak, Ivy & Sumach
  • Review: FELCO hand saw
  • ROPES: Where should Friction be in Rigging?
  • Arborists go Hollywood - the YouTube Generation
  • Review: ARBORTEC FORESTRY Chainsaw Trousers
  • Chainsaw Maintenance - replacing a pull cord
  • Petzl ZigZag - manufacturer guide for use in Rescue

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ARB Climber Magazine Issue #1

ARB Climber Magazine Issue #1

This issue is out of print.

The first issue of ARB Climber kicks it off with 66 pages of useful gear reviews, product info, and spotlights on technique, including rope tricks, aerial rescue, and chainsaw use. Many of the gear reviews are 2-page spreads, which really help put the gear side-by-side with the competition for comparison. This issue also contains a Green Log Weight Chart for your reference.

    ARB Climber Issue #1 Contents:
  • Product Info - Saws
  • Product Info - Rope Software
  • Product Info - Rope Hardware
  • Aerial Rescue Part 1
  • Gear Review - DMM Impact Blocks
  • Rope Tricks Part 1 - Double Ropes
  • Market Guide - arborist Harness
  • Chainsaw Techniques
  • Multitools Review
  • First Aid - Severed Fingers
  • Gear Spotlight - The Rope Wrench
  • Green Log Weight Chart

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ARB Climber Magazine Issue #2

ARB Climber Magazine Issue #2

This issue is out of print.

The second issue of ARB Climber magazine brings the second part of articles started in issue #1, as well as results of testing Class 1 chainsaw boots, a guide to arborist helmets, an article on SRT techniques by Rope Wrench inventor Kev Bingham, and more.

    ARB Climber Issue #2 Contents:
  • Product Info - Saws, Rope Stuff, and PPE
  • Aerial Rescue Part 2
  • Chainsaw Techniques
  • Special - Boot Tests
  • Rope Tricks Part 2 - D.R. Termination Knots
  • Multitools Review Part 2
  • Market Guide - Tree Work Helmets
  • Gear Review - Singing Rock Timber II
  • Big Wood
  • First Aid - Major Blood Loss
  • SRT Techniques - Tie-In Points
  • Green Wood Weights Chart (metric)

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ARB Climber Magazine Issue #3

ARB Climber Magazine Issue #3

This issue is out of print.

Issue 3 of ARB Climber Magazine continues excellent coverage of topics in tree care and climbing, including more articles on large removals, chainsaw techniques, and updates for some of the most popular climbing tools of recent years, including the Rope Wrench and CE Lanyard.

    ARB Climber Issue #3 Contents:
  • Product Info - Tools, Saws, PPE, and Rope Stuff
  • Aerial Rescue Part 3 - DdRT Pick-offs
  • Rope Tricks Part 3 - DRT Climbing Hitches
  • Gear Review - Petzl Zigzag
  • Big Wood - Heli-work
  • SRT - Wrench Update
  • Market Guide - Top Handle Chainsaws
  • Climbing - Safe Ascent
  • Gear Spotlight - The Frontier Harness
  • Chainsaw Techniques - Positioning
  • Gear Review - CE Lanyard

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ARB Climber Magazine Issue #4

ARB Climber Magazine Issue #4

This issue is out of print.

Issue 4 of ARB Climber Magazine brings further articles on chainsaw use in the tree, SRT work using mechanical friction devices, and reviews of books, rope, gear and more.

    ARB Climber Issue #4 Contents:
  • Product Info - Tools, Saws, PPE, and Rope Stuff
  • Safety Recall - Petzl Zigzag
  • Gear Review - Climbing Technology Quick Arbor Ascenders
  • Back-to-Back - Multitools Comparison
  • Tropical Canopy Access and the Ground-Based Rescue System
  • Market Guide - Arborist Climbing Ropes
  • Chainsaw Techniques - Managing the Saw While Working Aloft
  • SRT - Mechanical Prusiks
  • Book Review - TCIA SRT Techniques

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ARB Climber Magazine Issue #5

ARB Climber Magazine Issue #5

This issue is out of print.

Issue 5 continues excellent coverage of tree climbing tools and techniques. Features include an overview of the new Petzl Zigzag 2, a market guide to rigging lines, article on arboreal fungi, and more.

    ARB Climber Issue #5 Contents:
  • Product Info - Tools, Saws, PPE, and Rope Stuff
  • Chainsaw Safety - Staying Alive Part 1
  • Big Wood Canopy Access - Climbing Roaring Meg
  • Arb Health - Arboreal Fungi
  • Gear Review - Chainsaw Socks
  • Market Guide - Arborist Lowering/Rigging Ropes Part 1
  • Chainsaw Maintenance - Flooded Engine
  • Event - Augsberg 2014
  • Climbing - Tie-in-Points
  • Gear Review - Camp Access Harness

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ARB Climber Magazine Issue #6

ARB Climber Magazine Issue #6

This issue is out of print.

ARBClimber magazine returns with issue #6, bringing you more advice, reviews, gear comparisons, and more.

    ARB Climber Issue #6 Contents:
  • Guide to Arborist Rigging/Lowering Ropes pt2
  • Review: Rook micro pulley
  • Cordless/Battery Chainsaws
  • Arborist Lanyard options
  • Staying Alive while working aloft pt2
  • Arborist First Aid/Trauma Course
  • ArbMedic First Aid/Trauma Kit
  • Review: SHERRILLTREE Big Shot line launcher
  • CHAINSAW MAINTENANCE: starved of fuel?
  • PETZL ZigZag Update

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