LAYTON -- Friday and Saturday beginning at 9 a.m., incredible skill and agility will be demonstrated by Utah's best tree climbers at the Utah Community Forest Council/International Society of Arboriculture-Utah Chapter's 18th Annual Tree Climbing Championship at Layton Commons Park, 437 North Wasatch Drive, Layton , Utah.
The event will showcase talents of the state's best climbers as they compete for the title of Utah champion. Competitors will perform five climbs - Work Climb, Aerial Rescue, Belayed Speed Climb, Secured Foot Lock, and Throw Line. Each event tests a competitor's ability to quickly, professionally, and safely maneuver in a tree while performing work-related tree-care tasks.
"The championship events simulate working conditions of professional tree climbers. Arborists from around the state can learn advanced techniques from each other and get a chance to see new and different equipment," said Mike Marett, Past President. "The championship is always a crowd pleaser. It brings the best of the best together to compete, share knowledge and experience."
Following two day of climbing events, the top three competitors with the highest scores will compete in the Masters Challenge on Saturday. The Masters Challenge champion will represent Utah at the 2011 International Tree Climb Competition on August 11-12 in Portland, Oregon.
Friday, May 18, 2012
9 am Climbers will compete in three events
Saturday, May 19, 2012
9 am Climbers will compete in two events
10 am Children's Tree Climb
12 pm Event Scoring
12 pm Drawings & Big Shot Challenge
1 pm Master's Challenge
3 pm Award Prizes