2022 IAA Tree Climbing Championship

Postponed – Rescheduled for June 25th, 2022

IAA Tree Climbing Championship

May 21, 2022

Shiloh Park, Zion, IL.

7:00am Competitor gear check

8:15am Competition preliminary events start

Join us for a day of competitive tree climbing and fun at the IAA Tree Climbing Championship. The 2022 IAA Tree Climbing Championship will be held on May 21, 2022 at Shiloh Park in Zion, IL. The competition starts with competitor gear check at 7:15am. Climbing events begin at 8:00am and will go on throughout the day. 25 male and 5 female competitors will compete to win the title of top climber for the State of Illinois and then move on to compete in the International competition being held in Copenhagen, Denmark in September of 2022 for World title.

Tree climbing competitions are designed to simulate the working conditions of production arborists who work in the field. Utilizing the highest level of professional skills and safety, the events provide a competitive learning environment for those working in the industry.

Preliminary events include

Aerial Rescue

Ascent Event

Belayed Speed Climb Event

Throwline Event

Work Climb Event


Video Footage from Past Event

Thank You Competition Sponsors!

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Thank you Lunch Sponsor!

Thank you Breakfast Sponsor!

Norm & Kathy Hall

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Thank you Masters’ Challenge Prize Sponsor!

Thank You Limb Walk Sponsor!

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