Professional tree climbing competitions are held around the world to provide a platform for arborists to learn about the latest in climbing techniques and innovations in equipment.
They showcase the highest level of professional skills and safety, providing a competitive learning environment for those working in the industry.
Competitive tree climbing
The competitions simulate working conditions of arborists in the field. Male and female competitors perform five different events during preliminary rounds. Each event tests a competitor’s ability to professionally, and safely manoeuver in a tree while performing work-related tree-care tasks in a timely manner.
Competitive tree climbing also introduces the public to the skills professional tree climbing arborists must use for safe, professional tree work.
You will be given an option to choose the correct event for you: Masters, Open or Student. Cost is $60 for Students and $120 for Open and Masters. You will also be asked your t-shirt size when booking.
Masters – may be asked to provide details of previous competitions entered and results by email.
Open/Students – for all other people. When you register you will be asked to tell us how many Climbing Comps you have been in before and we will rank you.
Masters – may be asked to provide details of previous competitions entered and results
Open/Students – for all other people. When you register you will be asked to tell us how many climbing comps you have been in before and we will rank you.
Entrants must be members.
Full fee – unless you are a student you will pay this fee.
Student fee – if you are a currently enrolled as a student you can pay this fee, even if you compete in open or masters. You need to provide a contact person for your course.
Register to compete or help as judge here: https://
Please note new ascent event rules on ISA website.