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TreeXP offers recreational tree climbing instruction using different types of climbing gear and climbing methods. We enjoy working one-on-one, or in groups, across a broad range of ages, shapes and sizes, including and especially those with special challenges.

TreeXP is a safe place for Recreational Tree Climbers and others who are enthusiastic and excited about connecting with Nature. This site recognizes the sport of tree climbing and serves to unite and inform recreational tree climbers who prefer to climb in a non-invasive manner.

TreeXP offers recreational tree climbing training, demonstration and consulting services, while promoting the sport of tree climbing as a way to improve oneself, both physically and spiritually.

Tree climbing is a great form of exercise, creating harmony and focus between body and mind. It’s as much spiritual as it is physical and technical. Just being in the presence of trees and nature’s abundance, while exercising your body and mind is immensely gratifying.

We hope you’ll become as passionate and excited about Recreational Tree Climbing as we are. If you’re already an experienced rock-climber, than perhaps you are familiar with many of the tree-climbing components. Tree climbing offers us an objective reality that allows us to challenge ourselves, while connecting directly with nature.

  • Tree Climbing 101

    Obtaining professional tree-climbing instruction is recommended for anyone and everyone, who wants to learn how to safely climb trees. Learning how to identify hazards and understanding the risk is mission-critical.  Reading about it, or watching videos is no substitute for the real deal. Climb at your own risk.

Getting the climbing line into the tree is the first objective. Hand-throwing a weighted throw-bag, tied to a string, or by using an oversized sling shot, known as a Big Shot, to shoot a weighted throw-bag tied to a light weight throw line over a secure branch and then by feeding the rope into the tree, is how it’s usually done. Trees like Redwoods, may require a more powerful launching device, like a crossbow, an airgun, or even with the use of a drone.

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TreeXP is currently offering recreational tree climbing consulting services. We provide climbing demonstrations and offer hand’s on opportunities to demo different kinds of gear and climbing systems. We teach and encourage others to reinforce safe and non-invasive (tree-friendly) climbing techniques.

Our services help our clientele intelligently and mindfully acclimate into the recreational tree climbing world, through personalized instruction.

All are welcome here, so please come join us for a taste of the TreeXP’erience.

Climbing Trees for Recreation

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Recreational (Non-Invasive) Tree Climbing:

Rec tree climbers have an annual get together, known as the Tree Climbing Rendezvous. It’s a multi-day event and last year it was held near Boulder Colorado. In Aug. 2018, it was hosted in Costa Rica, and in 2019 it’s planned to happen someplace in the California Coastal Redwood Range. This group focuses on recreational tree climbing, canopy research, environmental protection, conservation and wildlife research.

Many recreational tree climbers are representative members of the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture), either retired, or working as Arborists and climbing tree service professionals.  ISA and others do sponsor really fabulous tree climbing parties and competitions at various places and times, around the USA.

The Atlanta Tree Climbing Club is a well organized recreational tree climbing group, based in Atlanta, Georgia. They meet at least once a  month for club meetings and organized climbing events. This group also spearheads the annual tree climbing rendezvous, attended by a tree climbing enthusiasts from around the world.

Other groups on various social media platforms, from time to time, organize tree climbs for experienced and self sufficient tree climbers.


Our services help our clientele intelligently and mindfully acclimate into the recreational tree climbing world, through personalized instruction. We demonstrate and provide hand’s on instruction using various climbing products and climbing methods. Learn More…

We hope you’ll become as passionate and excited about Recreational Tree Climbing as we are. If you’re already an experienced rock-climber, than you may already be familiar with many of the tree-climbing components. Tree climbing offers us an objective reality that allows us to challenge ourselves, while connecting directly with nature.

All are welcome here, so please come join us for a taste of the TreeXP’erience.

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We transform our clients into proficient, self-equipped recreational tree climbers

TreeXP understands what it takes to be a proficient, self-equipped recreational tree climber.  When starting out in any new sport, the numerous options can be rather intimidating and costly. TreeXP helps work through all that and through personalized instruction, we enable our clientele to intelligently and mindfully acclimate into the recreational tree climbing world.

We proudly and humbly offer our services to climbers, trend setters, adventure seekers, canopy researchers, explorers, wildlife or nature photographers, nature enthusiasts and environmental activists. Our guidance focuses on all the necessary essentials needed to safely climb trees in places ranging from one’s own backyard to exotic locations around the world.

Our clients are interested in climbing trees, trying new and old-school techniques with high quality, safety rated and industry certified gear. We enjoy working one-on-one, or in groups, with individuals across a broad age range and with various levels of physical conditioning, including and especially those with special challenges.

Our goal is to move quickly beyond basic, less energy efficient systems and into a climbing system that provides maximum efficiency. We use equipment that’s favored among both climbing arborists and competitive tree climbers. The gear we use is both specialized and field tested, meeting the demands of professional production climbers throughout the world.

What sets recreational tree climbers apart from others is how easy it is to adapt to a variety of climbing challenges. Imagine all the opportunities that may include limb-walking in the canopies, rappelling off a bridge, or belaying down the side of a waterfall.  Being technically proficient when on-rope and a skilled recreational tree climber offers a vast variety of residual opportunities.

We appreciate the value of minimalism and learning old-school tree climbing methods, and also the major improvements achieved when incorporating modern climbing technologies into our systems. We constantly strive to promote efficient, safe, responsible practices using non-invasive techniques to achieve our climbing objectives.

Rec tree climbers enjoy the beauty, challenge, exercise, and the joyful exhilaration of being immersed in nature. Compared to what production climbers go through when doing professional tree work with cutting tools, chainsaws and climbing-spurs,  rec tree climbing without these impediments makes things a lot less risky.

Our climbing systems enable one to ascend and descend into a tree’s canopy, as well as, limb-walk, navigate, maneuver and reposition oneself. Ideally, a climber ascends up one tree, traverses from tree to tree and returns to the ground. When two or more recreational tree climbers join together, the recreational tree climbing options become vastly enhanced by way of inventive and cooperative rigging, traverses, zip lines and counter balances.

Our services provide a hand’s on way for interested climbers to try different types of gear and get on-rope to experience the various kinds of tree climbing methods. After enough practice, our clientele will develop an ability to personalize their own climbing setup for optimal results.

Beginning climbers will be well served by obtaining tree climbing training. DIY’ers and beginning climbers may have trouble figuring out or finding the right combinations of gear, or spend seemingly endless amounts of money on unnecessary equipment. Beyond just learning basic tree climbing skills, our services are for sports minded individuals who ultimately want to become proficient, self-equipped recreational tree climbers, in a time efficient and cost effective way.

For more information, please contact us.

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