It sounds like your trees are like most of the timbered areas I hunt..... simply NO use for a climber!if there are multiple branches that you don't want to cut, or forks in the tree?
Are fixed hangers and climbing sticks a more versatile combo in the real world??
i do same thing in archery here in pa.but in gun season when your shots are 100 yds, no i just pick a tree that has no limbs on it.summit changed the cable lock on top from slidsing clip to a pull clip.climbers make life nice when the wind doesn't do what the weather man says it should. and when you want to get into a fresh spot where you have left alone all year til the wind was PERFECT.
a guy I hunt with uses a lone wolf handclimber and still gets around limbs.
he climbs to a limb, unhooks the top part, goes above the limb, then kneels on the seat while he unhooks the platform and pulls it above the limb. so he doesn't need to have a telephone pole type of tree to get up either. he can get up just about anywhere.
Yea, the cable lock on the newer summits sucks. The old style was dead quiet while setting up or taking it down. With the new style I almost always get some unwanted noise.i do same thing in archery here in pa.but in gun season when your shots are 100 yds, no i just pick a tree that has no limbs on it.summit changed the cable lock on top from slidsing clip to a pull clip.
i hate it,its too hard to use doing what you said.i may take it off or try to change it.your idea is good too if your summit is not level.you level top and sit down, then take your feet and lift bottom platform while you unlock it and drop it down notch.