I’ve been browsing some interesting climbing related sites lately. One particularly bizarre site is www.treeclimbing.com.

I never really thought of climbing trees as a sport, but to be fair I guess many people wouldn’t think of buildering as a sport. Tree climbing even has it’s own rating system. My favorite is the different methods on how to get the rope over the first branch:

MF: Monkey fist (tie a large knot in the end)
TB: Throw bag or throw ball
BA: Bow and arrow
SS: Sling shot
LG: Line gun
FR: Fishing rod and reel
CB: Cross bow
TS: Trained squirrel