Updated July 07, 2019 by Quincy Miller

The 10 Best Tree Climbing Gear

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in January of 2018. Whether you need to trim a few branches, get to your hunting stand, or just teach that mouthy squirrel a lesson, this climbing gear will make it easier than ever to scurry up a tree. We've included a variety of equipment types, so you're sure to find something that's practical for your needs. Before using any of these, of course, consult the manual for safety instructions -- and then follow them. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best tree climbing gear on Amazon.

10. Lone Wolf Treestand Climbing Sticks

9. YXGood Harness

8. GM Climbing Prusik Cord

7. Klein Weaver Steel Spur Kit

6. Tree Spider Vertical Climbing Belt

5. Hunter Safety System

4. Guardian Fall Protection Harness

3. Newdoar Hand Ascender

2. Klein Tools

1. Petzl Pro Zigzag

Editor's Notes

July 04, 2019:

There haven't been any huge innovations in the tree climbing gear market since we last visited this category. Even so, we've made a few changes to our list.

Every arborist and tree climber should have a friction hitch in their arsenal and the Petzl Pro Zigzag is an exceptionally well-built model. It allows you to ascend, descend and swing across branches like Tarzan with the utmost confidence. Not to mention, it has a built in slack tending pulley.

Because it's one of the most fundamental pieces of equipment for those who spend a lot of time hanging out in canopies, we have elevated it to the top spot.

One product was also knocked off our list. The Guide Gear Climbing Sticks were replaced by the Lone Wolf Treestand Climbing Sticks, which offer better craftsmanship and portability. They also boast large reversible steps with ridges for a better foothold, even when wearing bulky boots.


Quincy Miller
Last updated on July 07, 2019 by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.


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