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squirrelgirl


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In order for me to get to any climbing fascilities at all, my parents have to drive me there. As a result, I can't always find a place to rock climb. However, there is a park about a block from my house where I can go on my own after school. There are a couple of really good climbing trees in the park.
Is tree climbing good practice for rock climbing?


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I've climbed trees using just the bark (if it's really big with rough bark) and knot holes. I'd say about 5.9 and 10-. Only problem is that bark breaks easier than rock, and the routes tend to stay under ten feet (top out on the first branch).

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squirrelgirl


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Sounds like quite a challenge to climb trees just using the bark and knots. The trees near my house are mostly smooth. so I climb using the branches. I can get 15' to 20' off the ground!

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I remember, I used to climb trees all (ALL) the time, I practically lived in trees, then I really got into rock climbing, now when I goto climb a tree, I can not climb it as easy because I start crimping the bark and stuff that I normally wouldn't due when climbing a tree...hehe, two totally different styles of climbing in my opinion...


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i climb trees using only the bark sometimes...but thats only when im really despret yeah it works though...


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check out

www.treeclimbing.com

i think thats the adddress, same deal as here just with trees


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I think climbing trees helps, I used to do it all the time, I think it definitely helped me in the long run, and I still do it if the occasion arises.


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That link was...interesting. I used to love climbing trees growing up. I too have tried climbing a tree by the bark. It kept ripping off though. I'll stick to rock climbing.


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I have a beautiful tree in my backyard, well over 100' tall. An australian pine. I use it for climbing and other fun stuff. We (my daughters and I) have set up a base camp at 18', there is a rap station at about 50' so we can set up our rope for ascending and rappeling and we've added a few "holds" for some of the hairier routes. The tree grows so fast they are barked over in a season. Also aside from the woodpecker holes we've put up 9 bird houses for some company. Tree climbing is fun! Not rock climbing but still fun.


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I think climbing trees could help you build some strength and flexibilty that may keep you in a little better shape than doing nothing!!

woodsE


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I agree with kman...interesting website. I too was a very avid tree-cliimbing when I was a kid (haven't in a while now) but as I was looking at that site...I really didn't see any "tree climibng" like I remember...i saw more aid climibng up the trees.

They were using ascenders and prusiks (sp) and everything...what happened to walking to the local park and lets start scaling?

Was jsut courious if anyone esle noticed that too. Hasta

The Russman


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