i suggest a climber. here we are not allowed to put in any screw type stands or steps. so if you have a lock on you need strap on steps. add awkward stand with steps plus all the hunting stuff you need to carry and its a lot. with a climber you don't need steps and there is no screw to damage the tree. the wait of a climber can be less than the wait of a lock on with the steps. another thing you can move to another spot real easy. i use a keyed cable lock to lock the stand to the bottom of the tree then all i have to carry in is a key.