Teufelberger 1/2" Hi-Vee Single Eye Split Tail (Sewn Eye)
Split tail from Teufelberger. This system allows a climber to ascend up a tree and redirect around limbs quickly and efficiently. Many climbers simply tie a short piece of rope to a snap and connect the split tail to their saddle, and away they go. This works fine, but for ultimate efficiency, a tightly spliced eye is the way to go. A splice is much stronger, plus a splice is much smaller than a knot, therefore much easier to redirect through limbs and crotches of trees. Split tails are made of New England Braided Safety Blue - High Vee Average breaking strength 7,000 lbs. Overall length of split tail is 5 ft. For complete instructions on this climbing system, be sure to get a copy of the Tree Climbers Companion.