2018 Tree Climbing Competitions

Tree climber in arborist safety gear descends from a tree.
Jamie Schlittenhart at Southern Oregon Regional 2018

Warm months in the Pacific Northwest are the perfect time and place to get outside and climb trees. Here’s info about this year’s TCCs.

Previous TCCs

Southern Oregon Regional, May 12

Adam Airoldi from the City of Medford led organizers to a successful inaugural TCC in Hawthorne Park, Medford. Seasoned judges, technicians, and volunteers from all over the Pacific Northwest helped guide the new group’s efforts.
The event garnered multiple pieces of local media coverage (here, here, and here) as 26 climbers competed for top prizes and accolades. Congratulations to Dan Kraus who came out on top of the field of competitors.

Portland Regional, June 16–17

This year's event will be packed with prowess as 30 climbers compete to be named champion. Head to Irving Park in Portland to watch your colleagues at work. More info available here.

Upcoming TCCs

International Championship, Ohio, August 3–5

The Ohio chapter of the ISA will host this year's International Tree Climbing Championship in Franklin Park, Columbus. The PNW-ISA will be represented by Kali Acorn and Dan Kraus. Good luck to you both!

Seattle Regional, August 26

This year's Seattle Regional TCC is in good hands with Justina Kraus at the helm. Justina oversaw the Chapter Championship in Lynnwood, WA last fall. The competition will take place in Lowell Park in Everett, WA, 30 minutes north of Seattle.
Tickets are still available. Come and show what you can do. New and experienced climbers are welcome.

Learn more and register here.

Chapter Championship, Vancouver, September 29–30

This year’s Chapter Tree Climbing Championship location is Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC. The park offers an incredible location for competitors and spectators and is within walking distance of the Westin Bayshore Hotel, site of this year's Tree Academies. This year's Annual Training Conference, IUFC 2018, will begin the evening after the Masters’ Challenge.
The women's and men's champions of the Chapter Championship will represent PNW-ISA at the 2019 International TCC.

Climber registration is now open here.