ARIZONA COMMUNITY TREE COUNCIL, INC.

TREE CLIMBING CHAMPIONSHIP INFO

OUR VISION IS TO  ADVANCE & FOSTER SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY FORESTRY IN ARIZONA



ACTC ANNUAL
 TREE FESTIVAL & CLIMBING CHAMPIONSHIP


MARCH 7, 2020

REID PARK, TUCSON AZ


FREE to watch the climbers and open to the public!



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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:


Exhibitor Area

Food Vendor

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 event is the Team Competition with a Travelling Trophy!

IS THERE A DEADLINE TO REGISTER?  

Registration will close approximately 2 weeks before event, or before all spaces are full.  The competition is limited to

30 climbers.

ARE CEU'S AVAILABLE?  

There are 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
  • 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 Traveling Award!

WHAT CLIMBS WILL BE INVOLVED?  

Our Annual Tree Climbing Championship and Master's Challenge are judged competitions featuring:

  • Aerial Rescue
  • Belayed Speed Climb
  • Ascent Event 
  • Throwline
  • Work Climb


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. 

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