Starting to think I may just buy a couple decent groundblinds and brush them in good so I can watch both sides of that ridge depending on wind direction. As I get older comfort means more to me and if I got uncomfortable 20 foot off the ground it may make me shy about climbing that high again. Don't even have to be high dollar ground blinds, just room for 1 and gear with a decent chair. Tuck them back into one of those ice storm down pines of which we got several and brush it in good. Just have to keep eye on wind direction more often. I can get two for about the same price as that ladder stand. And if you get a couple years out of them I think that's money well spent.