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When logging needs more lift it is sometimes necessary to raise the mainline for easier and faster production specifically the logs being pulled by the yarer should not scrape the ground or hang up on stumps so when more lift is needed a high climber is called in No matter if a high climber is setting out to top a tree or hang blocks in it for more lift he must posses the correct tools and take precautionary steps while in the tree Possessing the correct tools and knowledge climbers can do this job affectively The climbing spurs used by loggers are similar but much longer than the spurs used by utility folks to climb utility poles The more aggressive spurs were used because these trees have bark on them A leather-climbing belt doesnt do the job because it does not reach around the tree High climbers use a rope that is suppose to be at least part cable so reducing the risk of accidentally chopping through the safety rope furthermore one of the precautionary step the climber needs to determine is whether the tree is sound or not When climbing the tree the climber traditionally carries a single bitted axe with them thunking the tree with the hammer side of the axe every step of the way up the tree and listen for hollow spots If the report from the thunk isnt right look for another tree A climber would climb the tree cutting off the limbs as he went up and finally topping the tree A profound hazard
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