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
Never climb without using a safety strap.
When climbing, insure that the spurs are
securely driven into the wood at each stop.
Do not use any belt or strap that is cracked or
Never use a safety belt or safety strap with
broken, bent or badly worn rings or fasteners.