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Portland Regional Tree Climbing Competition

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Registration Fees: $75.00

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture is pleased to host the Portland Regional Tree Climbing Competition (TCC). This educational event and skills competition is an excellent way for climbers of all skill levels to learn the latest in safety and climbing techniques. Beginning and experienced climbers are encouraged to participate.

Climbers participate in five events: aerial rescue, belayed speed climb, ascent event/secured footlock, throw line, and work climb. The top four qualifiers are eligible to compete in the Chapter Tree Climbing Championship this fall in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Chapter TCC winners go on to represent PNW-ISA at the International Tree Climbing Championship.

This will be a fun filled day that the entire family will enjoy. Please come and watch true tree care professionals at their best!

Regional Tree Climbing Competitions are open to PNW Members and Non-Members alike. PNW-ISA membership is required to compete in the Chapter TCC.

All Climbers MUST:

  • Pre-register by registering online. You can checkout with PayPal or a credit card.  Register early for limited spots. No late or on-site registration is allowed.
  • Sign and submit the attached Contestant Waiver Form. Employer signature is not mandatory. Form is mandatory with contestant signature. Failure to submit will result in disqualification from competition.
  • Attend a mandatory pre-event/equipment check meeting. Meeting details will be sent to you 7-10 days before the event.
  • Bring your own gear (rope, saddle, work boots, hard hats, etc).
  • Read the rulebook before the competition and make sure you understand how the events are scored. The rules can be downloaded here:


  • Gear Inspection Friday, June 12, 2020 between 9 am to 6:30 pm.
  • Preliminary events Saturday, June 13 starting at 8:00 am.
  • Mandatory check-in meeting at 7 am, Safety talk, and Competitor walk-through at 7:30 AM Saturday morning
  • Competition is scheduled to start at the conclusion of the competitor walk-through.
  • Masters Challenge on Saturday following preliminary events.


  • If competitor cannot make it to the scheduled gear inspection(s) prior to the competition, they will not be allowed to participate. Due to time constraints, we will not allow Saturday morning gear inspections. Please bring your ISA TCC Gear Check Form completely filled out with the Manufacturer, Product name/description, and configuration comments included. It is highly recommended that each competitor goes through and inspect their own gear prior to bringing it to ISA TCC judges for inspection.
  • Judges and competitors must read the rule book in advance.
  • 3.0 ISA CEUs are for climbers and judges only.
  • Ticket sales end May 16, 2020 at 11:30PM so we can gain an accurate headcount


Woodstock Park - SE 47th Ave & Steele St - Portland, OR 97206



Damien Carré

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PNW-ISA Chapter Office

Phone: 503.874.8263
Toll-Free: 800.335.4391
Email:  memberservices@pnwisa.org
Website: http://www.pnwisa.org

Thanks and Good Luck!

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Woodstock Park
SE 47th Ave & Steele St
Portland, OR 97206 United States