Re: Advantage or not
Climbers are definitely at a disadvantage where I hunt. A lot of oaks, ash, maples, other hardwoods and they won't climb at least 75% of the trees around here. You'll never have that problem with hang-ons and screw in steps or lightweight climbing sticks. I use screw in steps on private ground and sticks on public ground. I just leave the stands hang and only have to carry the climbing sticks in. I'll assure you I can climb up and be in the stand at least as fast, probably faster than a climber. Private ground stands are hung and left, on public ground you get them out as soon as allowed and by the rut they will not even pay attention to them.
Crosman Slingshot, Daisy Red Ryder, dull butter knife