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Premium Rope Climbing Starter Kit

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Premium Rope Kit Example of Kit in UseHarness Option - Buckingham Ergovation Harness Option - Kolibri Click Harness Option - treeMOTION 2014 Velocity Climbing Line (color may vary) Petzl Airline, 2 Petzl throw weights, and cube SMC Grip flipline adjuster Pirate Double-Locking Carabiner Blaze Flipline Lanyard Hitch Hiker Climbing Technology Foot Ascender Tree Climber’s Companion Petzl Transport Bag

Premium Rope Climbing Starter Kit

Buy Premium Rope Climbing Starter Kit

Kit with Kolibri Click Saddle

Kit w/ Size 1 Harness

Kit with Ergovation

Kit w/ Small Harness
Kit w/ Medium Harness
Kit w/ Large Harness
Kit w/ XL Harness

Kit with treeMOTION

Kit w/ treeMOTION

The Premium kit has been upgraded in 2016 to provide a high-quality, streamlined set of gear that lets you climb in either single rope or doubled rope technique with the Hitch Hiker 2 hybrid device. This kit is specialized for SRT climbing; a Weaver Chest Box and custom tether keep you upright and tend the Hitch Hiker 2 during ascent, with the Camp Turbo Foot Ascender for a fluid ropewalker setup.

24-strand Velocity climb line from Samson is strong, lightweight, and feels nicely broken in right out of the bag. Also included are Petzl throw line/weights, an Edelrid cambiumsaver, and a Petzl Transport rope bag for hauling your rope and gear. This kit is available with either the Ergovation, treeMOTION, or Matt Cornell Rope Saddle, letting you customize the price & function.


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Harness Sizing for Kits (waist size)

Buckingham (Viking, Spartan, Ergo) SM:28”-32” MD:32”-36” LG:36”-40” XL:40”-44”
New Tribe (Onyx) Size 1:26”-37” Size 2:35”-46”
treeMOTION One size fits 30”-38”

Your Kit Will Contain:

  • Choice of harnesses
  • 3' Cambiumsaver
  • 200' Velocity w/Tight Eye
  • Hitch Hiker 2
  • Hitch Hiker Tether
  • Weaver Chest Box
  • 2 x DMM XSRE Carabiners
  • 12' Blaze Flipline
  • SMC Grip Adjuster
  • Pirate Carabiner
  • Turbo Foot Ascender
  • Airline Throw Line
  • 10 & 12 oz Jet Bags
  • WesSpur Line Cube
  • Transport Rope Bag
  • Tree Climber's Companion


Additional Recommendations:

This kit contains all the Premium equipment necessary to climb a tree without spurs, and can be built on with some of the upgrades below for additional climbing techniques. If you are climbing a tree to remove it, one of our spur climbing kits may work better for you.

Safety & Technical Information

Safety and Technical Information

  • The harness options are intended for work positioning and not intended for use as fall-arrest harnesses
  • Velocity rope has a breaking strength of 6,000 lb. and meets the safety requirements for climbing line
  • The Rock Exotica carabiners included are double-locking and have a breaking strength of 6,075 lb. (27kN)
  • Regular inspection of all equipment should be performed by a trained professional
  • Adherence to the ANSI Z133.1 2006 safety requirements for Arboricultural Operations is highly recommended


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