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.


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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Nature is our objective reality and we need only embrace it to become better balanced, centered and focused as individuals. Our very lives depend on our ability to harmonize with nature and become one with our greater collective.

Things to do in trees may include:

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At TreeXP, we offer instruction for wannabe tree climbers to try out 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.   … Continue

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Become a competitive tree climber in your region, attend an annual Tree Climbing Rendezvous, or meet potential climbing buddies various through social media platforms. Discover even more informative resources for tree climbing enthusiasts. … Continue

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Aerial Yoga
Aerial yoga is an emerging sport, usually taking place in health clubs and yoga ashrams. There are two types of aerial yoga devices, one being a yoga-swing with three handles on each side and the other being a yoga-hammock, made from super strong and stretchy silk-nylon fabric. Both the yoga-swing and the yoga-hammock offers the practitioner an ability to achieve inverted positions, thereby using the effects of gravity which freely provides an vast array of benefits that go beyond those offered in traditional yoga classes. … Continue

Everyone loves to play on swings, especially tree-swings.  Adding the tree to the swing equation gives one a greater sense of being at-one with or a part of the tree itself and a great rush of exhilaration. The higher the tie-in-point, the greater the rush. … Continue

Slacklines are tied between two connection points, including trees. They provide a challenging method for one to achieve balance. While slacklining is being taken to extreme heights and unimaginable places, there’s a gentleness and beauty which comes from those who are able to master this skill.

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This Redwood tree seed was released by a seed-cone.

This Redwood tree seed was released by a seed-cone.

Eco-Restoration projects are TreeXP’s primary focus, from a philanthropic standpoint. Guided expeditions to collect seed cones or tree samples for cloning, planting expeditions and nature walks to learn about edible and medicinal plants are a few ways we can connect with nature.

Nature is our objective reality and if we simply embrace this fact, we’ll become better balanced, centered and focused as individuals. Our very lives depend on our ability to harmonize with nature and become one with our greater collective.

We’ve recklessly taken so much from nature and unless we are able to achieve sustainability to achieve and restore balance, as many indigenous people have done for eons, mankind will not survive in an environment that fails to adequately replenish its resources.

Lélia and Sebastião Salgado, recently featured in the 2014 blockbuster documentary, Salt of the Earth,  have worked since the 1990s on the restoration of a small part of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil. In 1998, they succeeded in turning this land into a nature reserve and created the Instituto Terra. The Instituto is dedicated to a mission of reforestation, conservation and environmental education. The achievements of the Instituto have established a proven case-model, showing how over farmed and over ranched land can be restored, thereby promoting the return of waterfalls, ponds, streams and wildlife.

The team at Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, recently completed a project with a handful of experienced tree-climbers from Bartlett Arborist Supply, who climbed Coastal Redwood Trees and Sequoias, in an effort to collect and clone trees, to be planted in Oregon and Washington. They’re building living libraries of old-growth tree genetics by cloning these old growth trees through traditional and advanced horticultural propagation for the purpose of future research and functional reforestation.


Tree Climbing Gear for self-equipped Recreational Tree Climbers

All this tree climbing stuff isn’t cheap, but here’s the ticket to being a completely self-sufficient recreational tree climber: This list includes more than a basic/minimalist tree climbing setup and it’s not all-inclusive or ultra-light, but it does provide a strikingly accurate glimpse into the type of climbing gear an experienced recreational tree climber would …