​70 S Val Vista Dr, Suite ​A3-186

Gilbert, Arizona 852​96




2019 ACTC Annual
 Tree Festival & Climbing Championship

Saturday, March 2

Reid Park   -  Tucson, AZ

FREE to watch the climbers and open to the public!



Join us for THE EVENT of the year!  (as a climber or spectator)

WHEN:  Saturday, March 2, 2019

Competition Schedule*

6:00am 8:00am                 Climber Check-In, Gear Check, Walk Through

8:00am – 5:00pm                 Tree Climbing Competition (All Events)

5:00pm                                  Awards

*Also happening throughout the day:

  > Children Activities

  > Exhibitor Area

  > Food Trucks

WHERE IS IT?  Reid Park, Tucson AZ

WHO WILL COMPETE?  Pre-registered Tree Climbing Competitors - Experienced & Master Climbers, there is no Novice Climb at this competition. You must be at least 16 years old to compete. 

The Arizona Tree Climbing Championship is open to climbers from Arizona as well as out-of-state competitors.  

New this year: Team Competition with a Travelling Trophy!

IS THERE A DEADLINE TO REGISTER?  Register before all spaces are full or by February 25, the competition is limited to 30 climbers.

ARE CEU'S AVAILABLE?  Up to 3 CEU's are available.

CLIMBERS - WHAT TO BRING:  All registered climbers to bring their own climbing equipment. 

Climb contestants shall wear no less equipment than:

  • headgear approved for climbers,
  • tree worker’s saddle/harness,
  • handsaw in scabbard,
  • appropriate clothing and footwear,
  • safety glasses, and
  • a work-positioning lanyard.

CLIMBERS - WHAT ABOUT GEAR CHECK?  All registered climbers will need their gear checked by judges of the competition. 

CLIMBERS - WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY REGISTRATION?  All registered climbers will receive:

  • Lunch
  • Water
  • ACTC Tree Climbing Championship long-sleeve t-shirt
  • Chance to win amazing prizes!
  • Chance for your team to win the Team Travelling Award!

WHAT CLIMBS WILL BE INVOLVED?  Our Annual Tree Climbing Championship and Master's Challenge are judged competitions featuring:

  • Aerial Rescue
  • Belayed Speed Climb
  • Throwline
  • Work Climb
  • Ascent Event (replacing Secured Footlock)

Each event is designed to test the competitors’ ability to quickly, professionally, and safely climb through a tree as they perform the tasks required by each event. 

Tree climbing competitions are designed to simulate the kind of real-time working conditions that arborists and tree workers experience every day in their challenging line of work.  Utilizing the highest level of professional skills and safety, these events give working arborists the opportunity to use their skills in a competitive environment.

The overall winner will be designated the 2018 Arizona Tree Climbing Champion and prizes will also be awarded to the top finishers in each event.

WHAT ARE THE RULES? HOW WILL CLIMBERS BE JUDGED?  Judging will be based on the ITCC Rules. 

WHO ELSE CAN GO?  The whole family, friends & co-workers of climbers, ACTC Members, and other spectators are welcome to come and spend an enjoyable day together at Peart Park in the shade of the amazing trees.  
Bring a picnic and put down a blanket on the lawn where you can watch the day’s activities. 

 Arizona Community Tree Council  * 70 S Val Vista Dr, Ste A3-186  *  Gilbert, AZ  *  602-354-3023     Contact Us

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