|Posted by MinerMania|
Thanks for the advice and the tips I appreciate it, I did not know the part about gripping the rails, I do know how to thread my legs so as to be able to safely “rest” on the ladder. Its not that she doesnt have the upper body strength to climb the ladder, but the physical ability to grip the pole and side of the gate in order to climb past the gate, I don’t know if I even have that ability because I havent tried it yet due tot he weather.
You use the side rails on uncaged ladders, let your body swing slightly side to side.
You can climb large vertical I-beams in a similar fashion.
You should be able to do at least 8 pull ups in strict form; you need to be fit.
Most women can't even do one, lol, hanging there until you fall doesn't cut it when climbing. You need to be strong with enough reserve capacity to safely climb and descend both guard and ladder.
Never jump off a ladder near the bottom if you can avoid it; what you thought was 2 feet might be 5 feet or more... it happens!