Basic Tree Climbing Course

This is the Basic Tree Climbing Course taught to novice climbers worldwide.

This course teaches the skills needed to climb a large deciduous tree (example Oak, Maple, Walnut, etc) on your own using Doubled Rope Technique (DRT/MRS). Information about selecting a good climbing tree and detecting potential hazards is presented. You will learn how to tie climbing knots, repeating each knot many times to learn “muscle memory.”

You’ll learn safety rules, as well as how to respect and care for the trees you climb. There is ample time for practicing all of the skills you are learning.

All gear is provided. No experience necessary.


Class Size – 4 participants per instructor

Duration – 2 days

Cost – $600

2023 Dates/Locations 

April / May  – Michigan / Colorado

June 3-4 / Oregon City, Or.

July 30-31 / Oregon City, Or.

August 26-27 / Oregon City, Or.

Sept. 26-27 / Oregon City, Or.

* (minimum 3 students) – tim(at)


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