Key Inspection Points on a Climbing Carabiner for Arborists

Betsy LongUncategorized

Inspecting your carabiners regularly is crucial for climber safety, as these seemingly simple pieces of equipment bear the brunt of your weight and the forces encountered during a climb. Keep in mind: arborists should only be using Triple Action locking carabiners (meaning there are three actions needed to open the carabiner). With that in mind, here’s a comprehensive checklist of …

Climbing Spike Safety: A Step-by-Step Guide for Arborists

Betsy LongUncategorized

  Climbing spikes are essential tools for arborists, providing access to tree canopies for maintenance or removal. However, it’s crucial to use them responsibly to ensure both the climber’s safety and the health of the tree. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the proper usage, maintenance, and storage of climbing spikes. 1. Assessing the Need Climbing spikes should only …