Patent Number: 6,308,801

Title: Tree climbing apparatus

Abstract: A tree climbing apparatus which includes a climbing platform for supporting a hunter on a tree and a cooperating foot platform for engaging the tree beneath the climbing platform and intermittently supporting the hunter while the climbing platform is caused to ascend the tree. The front ends of a pivoting cable adjusting guide bar and a pivoting cable retention guide bar, respectively, are slidably mounted for lateral and medial displacement on opposite sides of each platform at the front end thereof. One end of a support cable or chain is attached to an adjusting handle slidably and adjustably mounted on the cable adjusting guide bar and the opposite end of the support cable is extended around the tree and removably secured to the cable retention guide bar. Sliding the adjusting handle rearwardly on the platform tightens the cable around the tree to secure the corresponding platform on the tree at a selected height and the tightening cable pivots the front ends of the cable adjusting and cable retention guide bars inwardly on the platform to tighten the cable around the sides of the tree. Sliding the handle or handles forwardly loosens the cable to facilitate descension of each platform on the tree. By alternately standing on the secured foot platform while raising and securing the climbing platform and sitting on the climbing platform while raising and securing the foot platform, the hunter gradually works his or her way up the tree.

Inventors: Futch; John D. (Arcadia, LA)

Assignee:

International Classification: A47C 9/10 (20060101); A47C 9/00 (20060101); A45F 3/00 (20060101); A01M 31/02 (20060101); A01M 31/00 (20060101); A63B 27/00 (20060101); E06C 1/34 (20060101); E06C 1/00 (20060101); A63B 027/00 (); E04G 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018