Tree climbing is an activity that every single person has executed in his childhood as a game and same is the activity that Farshad Farivar enjoys as a recreational activity. This is a type of recreational activity that involves ascending and roaming around in the crown of trees. This is an activity that is ‘on rope’ activity that includes combinations of techniques and principles developed from other related recreational activities like rock climbing and caving.
Farshad Farivar has always introduced the technique and equipments used for executing various recreational activities, and so is the case with tree climbing. The technique and equipment should be selected with proper guidance and information. Different techniques that are used for tree climbing are free climbing, self, belayed climbing, a double rope technique, a single rope technique and lead climbing. These are the techniques used to climb trees and this also includes various factors like climber’s individual style, purpose and preferences. Before using this technique the very first obstacle that has to be tackled is getting into the tree. This includes and involves various aid climbing techniques like ascending a fixed rope, ladder or free climbing using limbs or other structure of trees. Most of the time in this case a special technique is used known as throwsline technique. This technique is executed remotely from ground using a throw weight and line.
Farshad Farivar says that in Double rope technique climber belay himself in such a manner that the rope can be retrieved without going back up on the tree. One end of the rope is tied to the climber’s saddle and rope is passed back to the tree and back to the friction hitch (it is a kind of knot used to attach one rope to another in such a way that it can be adjusted easily.) that is also attached to the climber. This pattern helps the climber to adjust the rope easily so that the climber can be belayed easily if executing free climbing. The climber can restrain any type of fall until and unless the he is below the anchor and there is a minimal slack in the system.
The other technique that Farshad Farivar talks about is single rope technique. This technique of climbing tree is used to climb the tree which cannot be climbed easily. In this technique a line is anchored to the trunk and other end is anchored to a branch which is very high in the tree. This is carried out using technique of launching weight over the desired limb and anchoring the climbing rope to the unweighted end. The only disadvantage of this technique is that it is not mandatory to involve directly ascending to the tree itself as most of the time is spent in climbing the ascending rope and not the tree itself. But on the other hand it provides greater safety to the climber as compared to any other technique.
The last thing that Farshad Farivar talks about the tree climbing is lead climbing in which the climber employs different protective points are formed using tree’s limbs with slings. The drawback for this technique is that there are chances of hitting lower limb or main trunk in case the climber falls.