Climbing stands don’t just set you up in an elevated position—they also help you get there. These stands come with a fulcrum system that leverage the stand’s weight to apply pressure to the tree and keep the stand in place Then, you can toggle the weight between the platform and seat in order to inch the stand higher and higher up the tree.
Climbing stands are highly versatile and very portable, made from lightweight materials that allow you to explore the woods for your targets. They also don’t require any other materials for setup, so the climbing stand itself is your packing size.
If you’re planning to move around while hunting or can’t leave your tree stand up, climbing stands are an excellent option. Consider how easy the stand is to operate, hunting features, and weight when selecting a climbing tree stand.