both good postings on this one. my hang on stands are only as high as my sticks will allow. which is 16 feet. i just hunt for a tree where that amount of height will work properly. when i use my climber i usually go as high as i can until my stand is at an almost level position. usually about 20 feet or so. but it really depends on you and how comfortably you are at heights. lots of deer have been shot from the ground or from only 10 feet up a tree.