Just a thought, but a rock climbing friend showed me this and I was wondering if you could apply it to bowhunting. It's 6.5 feet long, weighs 6 ounces, can fold up really small, and costs $45. It's called a Yates Big Wall Ladder.
I'm thinking two of these would go real nice with a tree saddle for a quiet lightweight mobile setup. I could easily get 15 feet high with two of these rope ladders.
My only question is what is the best way to use these to safely climb a tree? You'd have to somehow secure the top and bottom to the tree so it didn't move when you climbed it. Maybe a ratchet strap on the top and bottom, with a spacer to push the ladder out from the tree a couple of inches....
Any ideas on how to make something like this work? Or am I completely nuts?