IAA Rec Climb Collaboration Event


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Event Date: October 29th, 2022

Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Cantigny Park

Cost: $20 IAA members, $30 non-IAA members

CEU’s: 4 available

Attendees: To bring PPE and climbing gear and equipment*

*Some harnesses and climbing equipment will be available for use, provided by IAA, but will be limited availability


Schedule of Event

8:00amCheck In & Gear Check                                                 

Learn when to inspect, what to look for, where to find information, and what to do when you find questionable items. This is a gear check for safety as well as learning. A climber gear inspection sheet will be provided and required to be signed off by the inspector and climber prior to utilizing any of the below climbing stations.

9:00am – 12:00 pm           

Climbing Station 1 – Throwline                                      
Learn a variety of tips and techniques to be efficient and safely set your throwline, including the utilization of two throw lines when needed. Multiple heights throughout the tree will be available to practice and train on.

Climbing Station 2 – Climbing Knots                               
Learn and practice a variety of knots and hitches necessary for ascending and climbing a tree. Tips and techniques on which knots work best and how to tie them will help expand your skills in climbing.

Climbing Station 3

  • Ascending – Experienced Climbers   
    Learn various ascending techniques and tips on advancing your knowledge and skill as it relates to ascending, climbing and work positioning.
  • Ascending – Beginning Climbers            
    Learn harness adjustments and fitting, tie in point selection, lanyard use and basic ascent techniques.

Climbing Station 4 – Climbing Tools & Equipment           
Learn about different tools and equipment that can help make your job safer, more efficient and fun. Learn what to look for regarding ratings to your tools to ensure their safety and capacity. Tools to includes foot ascenders, knee ascenders, rope wrench, Akimbo, Taz and others.

12:00pm: Lunch – Catered/Food Truck – TBD


Thank You Sponsors!

Coffee, Refreshments, & Lunch

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Norm & Kathy Hall
Theresa Kyriazes

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