Illinois Tree Climbing Championship

2023 Illinois Tree Climbing Championship
Saturday, May 20th, 2023 – Sunday May 21st, 2023 – 8:00am

Join us for 2 days of competitive tree climbing and fun at the IAA Tree Climbing Championship. The 2023 IAA Tree Climbing Championship will be held on May 20th & 21st. Day 1 will begin with competitor gear check at 7:00am and the competition starting at 8:00am with these 3 events – Work Climb, Aerial Rescue, and Ascent Event. Day 2 will begin at 8:00am with the last 2 events – Belayed Speed Climb and Throwline, ending with the Master’s Challenge. Male and 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 Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 11th – 13th of 2023 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.

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

2023 ArborMaster TCC Climbing Kit Prize Package 

The Illinois Arborist Association is pleased to announce the 2023 ArborMaster TCC Climbing Kit Prize Package for the Tree Climbing Champion (TCC), held in conjunction with the chapter’s 2023 Tree Climbing Championship (TCC) event. 

This kit is being offered to each chapter champion (both man and woman, if applicable)! The package is intended to help equip the chapter representative(s) for the ISA’s International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC) Competition. 

Each prize package includes: 

•Silky’s Zubat Professional 330mm Hand Saw
•Buckingham Mfg’s Tree Squeeze™ 2.0 & BuckBack Pro
•Greenworks Commercial Logo’ed 24-Can Double Pocket Cooler
•OREGON® Professional Maintenance Kit & OREGON® Logo’ed Backpack
•Vermeer Logo’ed 32oz Bubba Trailblazer Bottle – Double Wall Stainless Steel Thermal Bottle
•Portable Winch RopeWizer™ – The Easy Splice
•ArborMaster® – 50% savings for a 2-Day or 3-Day Hands-On Training Module

Sponsored by: 

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Thank You Sponsors!

Lunch Sponsor

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Competition Sponsors

Illinois Arborist Association
The Mulch Center logo

Event Sponsor

Aerial Rescue
Work Climb

Refreshment Sponsors

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Date & Time:

Saturday May 20th
7:00am Competitor Gear Check
8:00am – Competition: All 5 Preliminary Events (Work Climb, Aerial Rescue, & Ascent Event, Belayed Speed Climb, Throwline)

Sunday May 21st 
8:00am Competition: Master’s Challenge

Salt Creek Forest Preserve – 18W200 Elizabeth Dr, Wood Dale, IL 60191

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