I have a nice Summit climber that I don't use because it's a lot of stuff to pack in every time. I used to attach my backpack to the climber like you and also a fanny pack. Too much to carry. I'm going more for easy as I get older.
I gave up packing my Summit Viper in. Just too much hassle for me. Sometimes it was a real pain just getting the climber up on my shoulders. I bought a kit that converts the tree stand into a cart.If you are carrying in your tree climber on your back how are you carrying in your Crossbow and accessories (shooting stick) when you hunt? Me, I have a Backpack that secures my backpack and I attach it to my tree climber. To say the least it's a pain the are and make me want to hunt on the ground.
A 500 yard hike up and down hills and thick cover is a workout.
I drop it well before I get to my hunting spots. My shortest ride is about 300 yards and that is 200 yards from my hunting spot. My longest trip with the trails as they today is just under 1000 yards.That is bad is bad ass cool!
How close to your stand do you bike too?
Course correction made. I just purchased a new tree stand that has a shooting rail. Also, has a mesh floor so if I want to use my shooting stick I'll have that option.I used … to cinch my backpack to my Lone Wolf to the tune of carrying 57lbs. Now when I'm rarely forced to use my Summit Viper, it's only for short sits on drives for at most a couple hours. I travel with a fanny pack with only a short EZ Hangar, saw, rangefinder and extra gloves. Carry the firearm. In those rare cases of long sits with a crossbow & climber, it's full gear and my JetSled along with a medium EZ-Hangar and threaded hook for my backpack...lol