i would love the chance to hunt out of hang on’s or ladder stands, unforutunitley I dont have private property to hang stands on… My climber does the job, but it is 10x as much work as just carrying your bow in and going up a ladder ….
I’ve got a mix of fixed stands, both hanging and ladder, but all my new stands have been ladder due to safety. My wife has started bowhunting the last couple years and I feel better about her hunting out of a ladder stand. I end up hunting about 30% of the time out of a climber to try out new spots and take advantage of movement where I don’t have something set.
I have to use my climber to hunt on the military bases. I hate it, because by the time I get in the woods and get set up, I’m pouring with sweat. Even when I go in a T-shirt in 50 degree weather. I prefer my fixed stand at home when I go on leave. I like the ground blind too on some field edges with thick cover all around.