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"Tree Climbing"  -  Art, Science, Sport or All of the Above?

The art of tree climbing has taken off since the ‘last millenium’. Specialised tree climbing equipment and high-quality competitions has seen New Zealand arborists leading the way in climbing competitions and climbing techniques.

New Zealand climbers have been at the forefront of the international scene winning both the Men’s and Women’s ITCC (‘Worlds’) event several times in recent years.

The Tree Climbing Section focuses on Tree Climbing Competitions (TCCs) both locally and abroad, Rules, NZ Champions, and news, forums and notices about the tree climbing world.

Get involved in a regional or local competition – you can Register for a TCC!

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Or, if you want to be involved as a volunteer, we’d love to have you help out.

 
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Within the Tree Climbing Section are the following categories:
 
TCC Info
TCC Registration - Register for a Regional TCC event

ITCC Rules - The Rules & Regulations from the ISA

TCC Champions - We need judges, techs and other volunteers

TCC Sponsors - NZ Sponsors of Tree Climbing Competitions
 
TCC News
Climbing Forum - Talk about Tree Climbing... all day everyday!

Climbing News - News from the climbing world

Climbing Notices - Climbing Notifications

TCC Volunteers - We are always looking for climbing event volunteers
 
Regional TCCs
Auckland Regional TCC - Auckland TCC Event Registration & Results

Waikato/BOP Regional TCC - Waikato/BOP TCC Event Registration & Results

Wellington Regional TCC - Wellington TCC Event Registration & Results

South Island Regional TCC - South Island TCC Event Registration & Results
 
Other TCCs
National TCC - National TCC Event Information & Results

Asia-Pacific TCC - ISA's APTCC Information & Results

International TCC - ISA's ITCC Information & Results

Past TCCs - Results from previous NTCCs and other events
 
 
 
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Tree Climbing Competition Event Descriptions


Tree climbing competitions simulate working conditions of arborists in the field. At regional events male and female competitors perform five different event (called Preliminary events). Each event tests a competitor's ability to professionally and safely manoeuvre in a tree while performing work-related tree-care tasks in a timely manner.


Preliminary Events


Competitors are scored individually in each event - Aerial Rescue, Work Climb, Secured Footlock, Belayed Speed Climb, and Throwline. The competitor with the highest score is the winner of that event. First, second, and third place for men and women are awarded for each event.

Competitors' total scores for all five events are combined and the male and female competitors with the highest combined score win the regional event.

At the National event (NTCC) the top climbers from the preliminary event final table qualify for a winner-takes-all Masters' Challenge - an event like the Work Climb but harder!


Masters' Challenge


The Masters' Challenge consists of one event and competitors are scored on technique and skill within a time constraint. The competitors in this round with the highest score are named the male and female Champions.
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