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Feb 25th, 2017 06:00 AM - 05:00 PM

ACTC Annual Tree Festival & Climbing Championship

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.

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 Esteban 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. Food vendors and festival booths are invited as well. Spectator Admission is FREE! Food will be available for purchase.

IS THERE A DEADLINE TO REGISTER? Deadline to register is Friday, February 10.

WHAT IS THE FEE TO COMPETE? $95 per individual climber.

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

WHAT CLIMBS WILL BE INVOLVED? Our Annual Tree Climbing Championship and Master's Challenge are judged competitions featuring: Aerial Rescue Belayed Speed Climb Secured Footlock 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 2017 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.

Special Needs / Directions

Several food trucks have signed on to join us, including My Waffle Crush, Bang Bang Dumpling and Cant Stop Smokin BBQ!

There will also be many booths, including an 'Ask An Arborist' booth and a Careers booth highlighting jobs in horticulture.

For the kids there will be creative activities and a 40-foot inflatable obstacle course!

Contact Info

Name: ACTC: Arizona Community Tree Council


Phone: 602-354-3023


Esteban Park: 3345 E Roeser Rd

Phoenix, AZ, 85040