Re: Climb Paws
I don't like that the foot isn't contained. Full containment is best, but slanted rungs on climbing sticks are also safe in my opinion. These are neither. I also don't like how your center of gravity is never in line with the force opposing the forces you exert while climbing. Since there is only one strap and very little distance of contact in the vertical direction between the tree and step, I can see how these will rotate or shift if you don't set them perfect or climb with perfect technique. It is just a disaster waiting to happen. If you slip, you can't recover by yourself. There is also no good anchor for your hands if you want to grab the step above you to climb.
There are many less expensive, safer, quicker climbing methods out there for me. I wouldn't use these if I got them for free.
God Bless the USA.