Climber tree stands are a great tool for the hunter that values mobility and a quick setup. Modern climbing tree stands are very secure and attach to the tree with plastic or rubber covered aircraft cables or strong chains, with locking pins to hold everything in place. Most climbing tree stands comprise of two pieces. A chair, and below it, a platform. They are designed to allow you to climb the tree while you are standing on the tree stand itself.
To use a climbing tree stand you secure both the chair and the platform around the tree first. Then you raise the upper chair and put your weight on it, then raise your legs which are attached to the platform, and then lock the lower platform against the tree with your weight, then repeat the process with the chair as you edge your way up the tree. Because of the way you inch your way up the tree, it is only suitable for certain trees. You can only climb trees that have no limbs below the height you wish to hunt. Also most climber tree stands can only function up to a certain thickness of the tree's trunk. When using a climber tree stand the chosen tree also needs to be relatively straight and not too thick so the securing strap can fit around the tree.
Climber tree stands also are not that suitable for people who are nervous of heights or are unfit.
Climber tree stands advantages are:
- The hunter can be very mobile and can carry the tree stand with you wherever you are hunting
- You can use it on any appropriate tree quickly
Climbing tree stands are a great type of tree stand when choosing to Hunt From Above.