### A 1st level Thief can't CLIMB a tree?

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**Sun May 08, 2016 11:03 pm**The problem I have with the Climb skill--the way it is written--is that a number of checks are required to climb any distance.

You can climb at a default rate of one-fourth of your normal Speed. For an un-encumbered fellow,that's one climb check per 7.5 feet.

Let's say that you are a 1st level thief, with STR 15, wearing no armor, Climb skill is maxed out at +6 (4 skill points plus +2 STR), and you want to climb up a tree and have a look around, 30 feet up. That's a DC 15 climb. You'll need 4 climb checks.

On each check, you succeed on a roll of 9+. You make no progress on a result of 5+. And, you fall on a result of 4-.

YOU'VE GOT A 20% CHANCE TO FALL EACH CLIMB CHECK!!

THERE'S AN 80% CHANCE THAT YOU WILL FALL WHEN CLIMBING THE TREE!!

Now...I know from experience as a kid that that's just not true. And, I'm no experienced climbing thief!

A 1st level thief can't climb a tree?

You can climb at a default rate of one-fourth of your normal Speed. For an un-encumbered fellow,that's one climb check per 7.5 feet.

Let's say that you are a 1st level thief, with STR 15, wearing no armor, Climb skill is maxed out at +6 (4 skill points plus +2 STR), and you want to climb up a tree and have a look around, 30 feet up. That's a DC 15 climb. You'll need 4 climb checks.

On each check, you succeed on a roll of 9+. You make no progress on a result of 5+. And, you fall on a result of 4-.

YOU'VE GOT A 20% CHANCE TO FALL EACH CLIMB CHECK!!

THERE'S AN 80% CHANCE THAT YOU WILL FALL WHEN CLIMBING THE TREE!!

Now...I know from experience as a kid that that's just not true. And, I'm no experienced climbing thief!

A 1st level thief can't climb a tree?