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 professional recreational tree climbing consulting services and promotes 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. Tree climbing is 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. Knowing how to responsibly climb trees is like being a proficiently skilled caver, mountain climber, rock climber, or any number of at-height occupations that require tactical awareness. Feeling the exhilaration of nature from high in the air, inside an old-growth tree canopy does transform an individual.
Our planet’s precious resources are a vital part of our existence. For the benefit of our environment and all living beings, I promote tree climbing as a way for us to better connect with Mother Earth.
- 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.
TreeXP is currently offering recreational tree climbing consulting services. We provide climbing demonstrations and openly discuss various aspects of tree climbing. In the near future, we hope to offer tree climbing training courses for beginning, intermediate and advanced climbers, as one-day or half-day excursions. At a minimum, with proper basic instruction, equipment and training, we will enable a student to safely and securely climb up and down from a tree. We will employ facilitators and climbing instructors, well trained in the use of proper climbing, rescue and assisted climbing methods. Our trainers will have many available tools to aid the climbers, including an optional counter-balance system to provide climbers with an elevator-like lift to reach the canopy, requiring far less effort and lots more time to really enjoy the overall experience.
As you read the articles posted on our site’s blog and other related information, we hope you’ll become more familiar with Recreational Tree Climbing. If you are 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 challenges oneself to connect directly with a real, multi-dimensional living beings who support a vast array of other symbiotically inter-connected life forms. We as climbers rely primarily on climbing lines that we mindfully connect to limbs with a life-bearing load capacities, while incorporating non-invasive climbing techniques to preserve our environment and protect our precious ecosystems.
All are welcome here, so please come join us for a taste of the TreeXP’erience.
John Greer / Admin