Guided Tree Climb - Redwood or Douglas-fir!

Bidding Supports: Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (Duncans Mills, CA)

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$180 USD
Online Close:
Dec 5, 2012 8:00 PM PST
Bid History:
4 Bids

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Climb into the canopy of a Redwood or Douglas-fir!
You are bidding on a Guided Tall Tree Climb for one person.
We’ll do an introductory climb at our site (near Occidental in West Sonoma County) to acquaint you with the equipment (up and down a few times to about 25 ft) then hike into the woods for a taller tree climb using those techniques.

Out on a Limb Tree Climbing

How “safe” is this sort of tree climbing?
All climbing is done "on rope." Each climber is fitted with a harness specific to the sport of recreational tree climbing and climbs on treeclimbing-specific rope (both rated to over 5000 lbs). Our climbs are run by facilitators experienced in tree climbing and teambuilding and we specialize in creating a positive atmosphere which encourages participants to challenge themselves while having fun and minimizing risk.

We are often asked about the fitness requirements for tree climbing. We utilize a number of different climbing systems which should make the activity accessible to a wide variety of fitness levels, abilities and needs.

What else should I know?
With no more than a 3:1 climbers to guide ratio, guided climbs offer a unique tree climbing experience with few distractions. We work with interested climbers to develop a guided climb which works for their climbing styles and abilities. Climbers interested in some of our most challenging (and rewarding) trees may require some specialized training prior to the climb.

We strive to use trees in a wilderness setting, but the specific tree depends on the skills, abilities, and attitude of the climbers. We specialize in tall tree climbing - Redwoods and Douglas-firs in particular.

Will I climb an “old growth” tree? Our site was logged 100 years ago so almost all of the ancient trees are gone. However, we have many trees 100-200 ft tall, and some in excess of 200 ft. We do not take new climbers into ancient trees, and with little exception experienced climbers. This is out of respect for the trees and the canopy environment. We've found that experienced climbers can more easily avoid damaging canopy lichens and other epiphytes.

In our experience, folks new to climbing have enough other things to focus on and younger trees make for a better experience!

About Out on a Limb Tree Climbing:
Out on a Limb Tree Climbing offers program climbs for up to six climbers, guide climbs in tall trees, and tree climbing instruction.

Sam “Oak” Johnson started Out on a Limb Tree Climbing in 2009, as a way for him to combine his interests of environmental education and challenge course facilitation. His passion is for wilderness tall tree climbing. He is a trained Tree Climbing Instructor (Tree Trek, GOTC) and certified Wilderness First Responder (NOLS/WMI).

Can my friend / husband / sister-in-law / kid / dog come too?
$110 each for up to two additional climbers, ages 14 and up (contact us for options for younger climbers). No pets, please.


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Subject to available dates for guided climbs. Contact information will be provided after auction close. Please use before December 1st, 2011