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TYPES AND USES
Climbing tools consist of safety belts (1), safety
straps (2) and leg irons with spurs (3). Climbing tools
are used for scaling poles and trees, erecting power
lines, and for support when clearing and topping trees.
The safety belt is an adjustable leather belt that has
loops in which to carry tools. It also has two D-rings (1)
attached to hold the safety strap.
The safety strap is a leather strap with metal snap hooks
on each end. These hooks attach to the D-rings on the
The leg irons (1) are often called tree and pole climbers.
They consist of flattened metal bars, curved at one end
to fit under the foot arch, and with the straight portion
along the inside of the lower leg. Leather straps (2)
secure the irons to the leg and ankle.
Always inspect climbing tools thoroughly before
Do not use any belt or strap that is cracked or
Never climb without using a safety strap.
Never use a safety belt or safety strap with broken,
When climbing, insure that the spurs are securely
bent or badly worn rings or fasteners.
driven into the wood at each stop.