Climbing stick aider idea for little legs

Jgelk

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Howdy, I hope you guys and gals are having a fantastic Thursday!

Last year I hunted most of my whitetail season with a tree saddle. Definitely a learning curve, but I am all in for this year!

The spots where I can will have screw in tree steps. My other spots I will use my Hawk 20" climbing sticks.

I am 5'9" man with short legs. I hunt in North East PA and in November I have to wear my heavy insulated bibs for all day sits (and most half day sits). When I have my muck boots on, and my bibs I can't lift my legs very far. So when I get in this situation I can not space my sticks very far apart, which means I do not go up the tree very high.

Currently, I use a strap with a piece of hose as an aider. I hate it. Its extremely unstable and my foot rolls off the tree sometimes as I am climbing.

Wanted to see if you of you have DIY aider ideas that you would suggest.

Thank you in advance!
 

Superdoo

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Look up some arborist videos. Below is a link to a lengthy one, but the 17 minute mark starts the ascender usage.
Single rope technique has been done for a long time and is simple, but it requires the user to be diligent about safety.
 

Trumpkin The Dwarf

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Tubular webbing. Big loop on top end to loop over top of climbing stick. Little loop on the bottom to make a running noose that cinches around your foot. Water knots to make the loops. Adjust length to preference.
 

Aaronpaul14

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I’m more of a fan of a CAYG aider. Having it cinched to your boot prevents the fumbling of boots and layers. Something like a versa aider or swaider style.
 

Squirrels

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Howdy, I hope you guys and gals are having a fantastic Thursday!

Last year I hunted most of my whitetail season with a tree saddle. Definitely a learning curve, but I am all in for this year!

The spots where I can will have screw in tree steps. My other spots I will use my Hawk 20" climbing sticks.

I am 5'9" man with short legs. I hunt in North East PA and in November I have to wear my heavy insulated bibs for all day sits (and most half day sits). When I have my muck boots on, and my bibs I can't lift my legs very far. So when I get in this situation I can not space my sticks very far apart, which means I do not go up the tree very high.

Currently, I use a strap with a piece of hose as an aider. I hate it. Its extremely unstable and my foot rolls off the tree sometimes as I am climbing.

Wanted to see if you of you have DIY aider ideas that you would suggest.

Thank you in advance!
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