-Frequently Asked Questions
The SteppLadder is safer, stronger, easier to install and remove, and more comfortable under foot than any strap-on or screw-in step on the market. It is much more compact, secure and lightweight than climbing sticks and sectional ladders. If you have been looking for a better way to your stand, try the Stepp Ladder and discover why we think it is "The Ultimate Climbing Aid."
How much does the SteppLadder Weigh?
The SteppLadder weighs in at just under one pound per Stepp!! Therefore a set of 8 rungs weigh in at under 8 pounds! With just under 8, 10, 12, or 16 pounds in your SteppLadder carry bag you can be transporting your SteppLadder system to your climbing destination with great ease!
How high can I climb with the SteppLadder Climbing System?
The height at which you climb with the SteppLadder first depends on which set you carry with you as well as how far apart you decide to space your steps. The 8 rung set will typically get you anywhere from 16-18 feet off the ground. The 10 rung set will comfortably get you 18-20 feet and 12 rung set will get you well above 20 feet off the ground. It is very important to remember that the height at which you climb with the SteppLadder all depends on the distance at which you space the Stepps apart from one another. Some may only use 8 steps to climb 20ft and others may use 12, it all depends on the agility of the climber.
What types of trees can I climb?
The SteppLadder will climb any type of tree that you decide to use your Stepps in. The advantage to the SteppLadder system is that you can climb any tree despite the number of branches it has or roadblocks with angles it might present.
How strong is the SteppLadder?
The SteppLadder is more secure and stronger than any climbing sticks or sectional ladders and does NO permanent damage to the tree! We have tested the strength of the Stepp Ladder time and time again and the strength of this climbing system never fails! We have hung four wheelers from one individual Stepp, as well as a 3000 pound John Deere tractor!
Will the Stepp Ladder be sold world wide?
Absolutely! Once you add all your Stepps to the shopping cart, you’ll see there is an option for international shipping.
How Strong is the SteppLadder Rope?
The SteppLadder rope is specifically made for its purpose of strength and durability. This synthetic polypropylene rope has a tensile strength of over 2,800 pounds. Not only is it strong, it is also resistant to abrasion, acids, mold, mildew and does not hold water. The biggest advantage of the SteppLadder rope is that SQUIRRELS AND RODENTS WILL NOT CHEW IT! That is correct the SteppLadder rope is SQUIRREL PROOF! If you are in need of replacing your ropes it is as easy as buying replacement ropes on our website and splicing them onto your SteppLadder set in minutes by following our instruction manual. The longevity of the rope all depends on the extent of use, some ropes may last years and others may need to be replaced every season.
Is the SteppLadder legal on Public and State Lands?
Yes the SteppLadder is 100% legal on all state and public lands in the United States. The SteppLadder does not permanently harm any tree!
Is anything else needed for the assembly of the SteppLadder?
Yes! In order to properly and safely assemble the Stepp Ladder, you must use a safety harness or lineman's belt which, secures you to the tree. Not only does it secure you safely to the tree while ascending and descending, but it also allows you to maneuver up the tree with two hands free to climb and to secure the Stepps properly to the tree.
What is the largest circumference of a tree that I can climb?
We have designed the SteppLadder ropes to go around any tree circumference up to 5.5 feet. To put it into perspective, you can climb any tree that you can fit your arms around and hand the rope from one hand to the other.