Beyond the Basics Climbing Class

Beyond the Basics Tree Climbing Class

This class is for the student that has mastered all of the skills of DRT and DDRT tree climbing (Double Rope Technique and Double End Double Rope Techinque)

Tree Climbing a Giant White Pine in North GA

Climbing a giant White Pine in North GA

One of the main focuses in this advanced class is the use of SRT methods of tree climbing (Single Rope Technique) These techniques provide the experienced tree climber with many more options on how to get into a tree who’s first limb is to high or just plain impossible to get an isolated setting established. Once mastered SRT is generally a climbers preferred method of entry into tall trees where the initial pitch is in excess of 40 feet.

Upcoming classes are taught the fourth weekend of March, April, May, August, September and October.


The 20-hour Beyond The Basics Tree Climbing Class is taught the fourth weekend of March, April, May, August, September and October. Note: Other dates may be set if there is sufficient interest during peak season.This Beyond the Basics Tree Climbing Class focuses on advanced climbing equipment and maintenance, advanced tree-entry methods, rescue techniques, single-rope tree climbing techniques, and rigging techniques. We also include advanced techniques for throw bag retrieval while in tree to facilitate movement within the tree or for moving from tree to tree. Note: All participants must  have complete the Basic Tree Climbing Course or demonstrate that they have adequately learned the basic climbing method and safety procedures on their own.

After taking this class you will find that your range of motion within the trees and indeed which trees you will be able to climb is greatly expanded.

It is preferable that the climber have had several months of experience honing their DRT skills so that they will get the maximum benefit out of the  Beyond the basics Course.

Advanced tree climbing training rigging gear in trees

The cost of this course is $250 a person;  private instruction is $400 a person.

Note: A 20% Discount can be applied if you bring a group of 3 or more for the same session.