What is No-Climb fencing?

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Could someone explain to me what no-climb fencing is, and where to get it? I had never heard of it until it was mentioned on thes forum a couple of days ago.

-- Kathleen Sanderson (stonycft@worldpath.net), April 23, 2000


It is a slang term referring that the fence was never meant to be climbed on--stock wire--woven wire--field fencing. That is my opinion of this term and what I think of when it is said.

-- Joel Rosen (Joel681@webtv.net), April 23, 2000.

Welded wire, horse wire, utility fence are names of fencing that comes in 4,5 and 6 feet tall rolls. It is 2x2 and 2x4 inches so that animals can not get a grip on it to climb. A goat can make an ugly mess of this pretty fencing in no time, by rubbing on it, and since it is not meant to be stretched tightly, it is impossible to restretch or to crimp with pliers like field fencing, so it stays ugly! Also know dogs who can climb this and even chainlink. When the Emu's and deer where the rage, here in Texas, our company put up a million miles of this type fencing, it is very attractive put up with chainlink poles and a top rail. Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh (vickilonesomedoe@hotmail.com), April 23, 2000.

It is a woven wire fence with small holes (sometimes squares, sometimes triangles). Since the partitions are so small, horses can't get a foot through it and get caught/cut up. I would also make it harder for other things to get into the pasture such as foxes,people etc so it can be useful for protecting free range pigs or turkeys.

-- teresa (teresam@ascent.net), April 23, 2000.

As others have noted, no-climb fencing is wire mesh fencing with small holes, usually 2 inch by 4 inch rectangles, but it also comes in a diamond pattern. Most of it is regular wire mesh fencing, but some of it is made for high tensile applications.

-- Gloria Morris (cybergams@my-deja.com), April 24, 2000.

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