I second what Rudy said, about using the screw in steps for poles. Deer hunters
use these a lot in SC where I grew up, in their tree stands. I have climbed a
few just for the view. The screw in steps have a bent end to prevent your foot
from flying off. Ideally, you wear a safety belt also when climbing in case you
Rudy, nice article about you in September 2008 Power Electronics Technology
magazine. Bill Reass at work remembered when you worked here at Los Alamos.
> Message: 9
> Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 08:14:53 -0700
> From: "Rudy Severns" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [TowerTalk] utility poles with steps
> To: "towertalk" <email@example.com>
> Many years ago (at least 40) I had a pole installed but before erecting it,
> I installed the galvanized steel screw-in steps which used to be common. I
> could then climb the pole without spurs or a bucket lift.
> However, I haven't seen any of these steps for many years. I don't know if
> they are still available. I got mine for free but today they might be
> expensive if available. I would not advise using any home made steps. It's
> a long way down with a sudden stop at the bottom.
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