SRT | 1-Stick | Rappelling Kit

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The SRT Saddle Hunter Setup – Everything you need for SRT, 1-sticking, and rappelling in one place. These three go hand-in-hand for the ultimate run-and-gun setup. SRT when possible using presets (paracord) or using the 1-stick climbing method. Rappelling is the safest and fastest way out of the tree. 

This kit is designed to be safe, “in spec”, easy to use and interchangeable no matter what you bring with you into the woods. See picture for everything in use currently by The SRT Saddle Hunter (shows optional Stealth Strips and some customizations).

For starters, the kit is designed around the Rappel gear. This will replace your tether and ascender/friction hitch. I use 40ft of 9mm Sterling Canyon C-IV, MadRock Safeguard, Madrock Super Tech Screw carabiner, Kong 8mm Quick Link, and 40ft of dynaGLIDE pull back rope. All of this gear is essential for me no matter how I climb. I’ve even used this gear while hunting hang-ons. Once you rappel, you’ll never want to climb down a set of sticks or steps in the dark.

The next piece of gear I add in with this is the 1-stick. A quality 1-stick is efficient, lightweight, packable, and versatile. A 1-stick paired with your rappel gear can get you into just about any tree. I use a 15″ FeatherStick paired with ultralight standoffs, ultralight bottom step with built-in 3-step aider, the top step is either an ultralight or Scout platform. I have been experimenting with both and find I really enjoy having the Scout on the top paired with 2 SquirrelSteps on an OCB strap. This is the best of both worlds. A platform as well as a ring of steps. Very comfortable and easy to maneuver around the tree. Also, the EWO stick with a cam cleat is soo solid to the tree that you can push off the backside without the stick budging. Don’t forget the one-stick rope made from 3/16″ Amsteel with a full bury.

Finally I add in the SRT equipment. The Kong Futura hand ascender is so small and packable. I use a Maillon Quick Link  to attach the Beal Air Step to the hand ascender. This gets wrapped up and left in my dump pouch. It’s always in my dump pouch even if I don’t plan on using it. If you drop your stick climbing or need to rappel down for any reason, its nice to have the hand ascender to climb back up. Before I leave the tree I am hunting I will leave behind a loop of paracord. If I ever plan to hunt that tree again I can always use the paracord loop to set my line so I can climb SRT.

Default quantities selected will give you everything you need except a saddle, lineman’s rope, and gear hanger. Everything is optional too, so you can uncheck items you already have.

Pictures and videos coming soon!

Sterling C-IV Canyon Rope

Sterling C-IV 9.0mm Canyon Rope - works great for SRT and rappel rope as well as for your tether/lineman ropes. Sold by the foot, enter quantity as the number of feet that you want and it will come in one continuous length. Since this rope is 9mm, we recommend the Kong Duck instead of the Ropeman for an ascender. For a prusik, use the Beal Jammy (available in 35cm/50cm/60cm), Beal 5.5mm Cordellette, or Sterling 6mm TRC. This rope is in spec for the MadRock Safeguard which can be used for rappelling down after your hunt.

Mad Rock Safeguard

NOTICE: Due to supplier issues, we won't have Safeguards back in stock until July or August. We offer the Beal Birdie as an alternative.

Mad Rock Safeguard - used for SRT (single rope technique) climbing and one stick climbing. This is the same as the Lifeguard without the spring.

Limited Time - FREE SHIPPING on the Safeguard!

Out of stock

Mad Rock Super Tech Screw Carabiner

Mad Rock Super Tech Screw carabiner. Affordable carabiner with twist lock mechanism.

Quick Link - Delta

Delta quick link for use in 1-sticking and SRT for a girth hitch. Allows you to quickly attach your rope instead of feeding your whole line through your girth hitch. Better than a carabiner as there's no worry about cross-loading.

Multiple models available in plated steel or stainless steel (subject to availability):

Cypher Plated - 20kN
Maillon Rapide Plated - 27kN
Kong Stainless - 40kN

dynaGLIDE Throwline (1.8mm)

dynaGLIDE is a hollow braid throwline of pure Dyneema®. This throwline from TEUFELBERGER is coated and has a strong signaling effect due to its neon colors. The orange or green of the throwline provides for good visibility in the trees. Its coating ensures very little elongation and better gliding characteristics on bark.

The dynaGLIDE throwline impresses with:

  • Very high strength
  • Polyurethane coating for better abrasion resistance
  • Smooth surface gliding readily over rough bark
  • Good visibility due to neon colors

Sold by the foot, enter quantity as the number of feet that you want and it will come in one continuous length (up to 200').

 

FeatherStick

FeatherSticks are super lightweight without the holes. Build DIY sticks your way in your preferred size. 12" - 18" sizes make a great stick for "1-sticking." Click here for the perfect DoubleStep with a sewn in aider.

Lightened aluminum square tube in 6061. 1/8" wall thickness. These are available in the following lengths (12", 15", 18", 20", 22", and 24"). These have been machined to lighten the tubes in a unique pattern while maintaining maximum strength. Available in black anodize, raw aluminum, or camo dipped.

Climbing Stick Bracket

Climbing stick bracket/offset for use with 1" square tube to offset climbing stick away from the tree for foot placement. Sold individually and includes just the v-bracket, not the climbing stick or DoubleSteps shown in pictures. Includes mounting hardware.

Now with additional holes drilled through the bracket to lighten them to 4.2oz. Ultra lightweight design further reduces the weight to 3.1oz.

  • Select the 5/16" version for use on Muddy Pro or XOP sticks, otherwise all other styles have a 1/4" bolt and hole for use on most other sticks.
  • NEW: Hawk Helium version for use on Hawk Helium regular and mini sticks.
  • Rotating design available that has ears removed to allow bracket to rotate. Allows bracket to be used on various sized tubes like 3/4" or 1.25".
  • A rotating version with a channel cut on underside to capture hex bolt head is also available by request. Paired with a DIY knob and hardware, these can be made to fold flat for packing.

DoubleStep Ultralight

Ultralight DoubleStep for making the ultimate DIY climbing sticks for hunting. Many also upgrade Lone Wolf sticks with these DoubleSteps, especially on the top step to be able to comfortably reach higher to place next stick.

Using on Lone Wolf sticks will require a replacement bolt. Use 1/4"-20 x 2", Grade 8. Might be able to get at your local hardware store or available here - Replacement bolt for Lone Wolf Stick. Note - you only need a replacement bolt at the top and bottom, not middle step. Be sure to re-use the plastic washer under the bolt head to prevent the rotating LW standoff from loosening your DoubleStep.

DoubleStep Ultralight Slotted for Aider

Aider Friendly Ultralight DoubleStep for making the ultimate DIY climbing sticks for hunting. This version of the DoubleStep has 1″ slots that are perfect for adding a sewn aider and come black anodized or camo dipped. These can be purchased with a 1-, 2-, or 3-step aider sewn in with custom step spacing.

The sewn in aider versions are made to order, please allow 3-4 weeks for these to be made.

Scout Platform - OOAL

Top of stick platform for 1" climbing sticks (Lone Wolf, Muddy Pro, API, Beast, and EWO Feathersticks) and Hawk Heliums. 1" version Will work on most standard 1" tubes and Helium version specifically made for the Hawk Heliums. These are made by Out on a Limb.

The Scout was designed for that serious long haul minimalist hunter that wants to get to the woods and in a tree carrying as little extra weight as possible.

The 1" version does not come with any hardware, but you should be able to re-use your existing bolt to connect this to your stick. It does have a second optional 1/4" hole drilled if you want to use it.
The Helium version has three holes drilled and will come with new bolts to replace the top step bolts and top standoff bolt.

Dimensions: 10" wide, 2 3/8" high, and about 3 1/4" deep. The aluminum is 3/8" thick.
Weight: 14.9oz

Straight version works best for "sitters" and angled version for "leaners." The Straight is a great mini platform option for JX3 users.

One-Stick Rope

7.5ft finished length, 3/16" full bury Amsteel rope for use with the Harken 150 or Schaefer Marine Medium cam cleat. Will also work with a Muddy Pro cam cleat. Rope has a tight eye designed to slide over a 1" tube. Can also be girth hitched if used with a Hawk Helium or OOAL Shikar stick. Finished with a stopper knot and shrink tube.

These are made by SRT Saddle Hunter.

Listing is for the Amsteel rope only - shown attached to a climbing stick which is NOT included :)

SquirrelStep

3/4" & 1"  wide aluminum step for the ultimate "Ring of Steps". This listing is for ONE (1) SquirrelStep - additional pictures show how it can be used in conjunction with a strap/buckle and additional SquirrellSteps.

1" Quick Release Buckle (OCB)

1" quick release buckle with black e-coat finish for use with a Ring of Steps Strap and 4-6 SquirrelSteps to create the perfect Ring of Steps.

Ring of Steps Strap 7' Camo

Custom 7' camo strap with vinyl coated hook (NO buckle). Note: additional pic shows sample setup with optional SquirrelSteps and buckle.

NEW: Webbing is Made in the USA!

Kong Futura Hand Ascender

Kong Futura Hand ascender rope clamp for 8 to 12 mm ropes. The left hand version is Titanium/Yellow and the right hand is Black/Yellow. These are minimalist hand ascenders and much smaller than the Lift. Super lightweight - see pics.

Now offering FREE SHIPPING on all Kong Hand Ascenders!

Quick Link - Oval

Quick link for use in 1-sticking and SRT for a girth hitch. Allows you to quickly attach your rope instead of feeding your whole line through your girth hitch. Better than a carabiner as there’s no worry about cross-loading. 8mm | 5/16" gate opening.

Multiple models available in plated steel or stainless steel (subject to availability):

Cypher/Maillon Rapide Plated - 35kN
Maillon Rapide Stainless - 55kN
Kong Stainless - 40kN

Beal Air Step (Foot Loop)

Adjustable footloop with quick adjusting system around the foot for ascending fixed ropes with an ascender.

Based on availability, you may receive a Beal Air Step or EDELWEISS Sloop. Both are identical.

NOTE: Domestic shipping only due to manufacturer restrictions.

550lb Paracord 300 feet

Rothco's Nylon Paracord is made by a certified U.S. Government contractor. The cord is 550 lb. tested, has a 7 strand core and is 100% Nylon with a diameter of 5/32". This Nylon Paracord is made in the USA and is GSA compliant. Originally used by the military, this durable, lightweight cord is ideal for any survival situation and fits great inside a bug out bag. Parachute cord is also ideal for making bracelets, key-chains and other rope accessories.

  • Grab a roll to take with your for setting presets for SRT/DRT climbing
  • Make multiple pull-up cords
  • Wrap your platform

Available in Dark Olive Drab (darker than picture), Woodland Camo, and Black (discontinued)

Harken Standard Cam-Matic® Cleat - 150

Harken® ball bearing 150 cam cleats hold lines securely and release instantly for easy, precise trimming. Aluminum Cam-Matics® are hardcoat-anodized for a high-load, high-wear, continuous adjustment applications.

Includes two (2)  #10-32 x 2 1/2" flat head, black zinc socket screws with black zinc lock nut and washer.

NOTE: These are made for the marine industry and not specifically made for climbing sticks as they are often used by hunters. There are no guarantees that these will hold up long-term under this use. Please be tethered in at all times while using this product on a climbing stick, or at least have a lineman's rope attached.

Additional information

Sterling C-IV Canyon Rope

Weight .6 oz
Dimensions 4 × 1 × .5 in
Stripe Color

Green, Orange

Mad Rock Safeguard

Dimensions 5 × 2.5 × .5 in

Mad Rock Super Tech Screw Carabiner

Weight 1.5 oz
Dimensions 4 × 2.5 × .5 in

Quick Link - Delta

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 3 × 2.25 × .75 in
Model

Maillon Rapide Plated, Kong Stainless

dynaGLIDE Throwline (1.8mm)

Weight .01 oz
Color

Neon Green, Neon Orange

FeatherStick

Weight 16.5 oz
Dimensions 24 × 1 × 1 in
Length

12", 15"

Coating

Camo Dipped

Climbing Stick Bracket

Weight 4.75 oz
Dimensions 6 × 4 × .625 in
Coating

Non anodized, Anodized

Style

Standard, Ultra Lightweight, Ultra Lightweight Rotating, Ultra Lightweight 5/16", Standard 5/16", Hawk Helium

DoubleStep Ultralight

Weight 2.7 oz
Dimensions 9 × .375 × 1.5 in
Coating

Anodized, Non anodized, Camo Dipped

Style

Straight, Angled

DoubleStep Ultralight Slotted for Aider

Weight 6 oz
Sewn in Aider

No Sewn Aider, 1-Step Sewn Aider, 2-Step Sewn Aider, 3-Step Sewn Aider

Coating

Anodized, Camo Dipped

Scout Platform - OOAL

Weight 20 oz
Fitment

1" Square Tubing

Style

Slanted, Straight

One-Stick Rope

Weight 3.5 oz

SquirrelStep

Weight N/A
Dimensions 4 × 3.5 × .75 in
Width

3/4", 1"

1" Quick Release Buckle (OCB)

Weight 2 oz
Dimensions 3.3 × 1.61 × .75 in

Ring of Steps Strap 7' Camo

Weight 5.5 oz
Dimensions 3.5 × 3.5 × 1 in

Kong Futura Hand Ascender

Dimensions 9.25 × 4.75 × 1.25 in
Style

Right Hand, Left Hand

Quick Link - Oval

Weight 4 oz
Model

Standard Plated, Maillon Rapide Stainless, Kong Stainless

Beal Air Step (Foot Loop)

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 9 × 3 × 1 in

550lb Paracord 300 feet

Weight N/A
Color

Black, Olive Drab, Woodland Camo

Harken Standard Cam-Matic® Cleat - 150

Weight 4 oz

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