Climber/Volunteer Information

    Equipment Check – helpful hints

    • Bring double locking carabiners, that open and close easily, no sticking

    • Cover your hand saw with duct tape

    • Bring a hard hat with a chin strap (so it doesn’t fall out of the tree while climbing)

    • Ropes, saddle, flipline, carabiners and all mechanical devices must be in good working order.

    Important links:

    Skill waiver for CTW credential candidates:

    As a participant of an ISA chapter tree climbing championship you may waive the work climb portion of the skills exam for the ISA Certified Treeworker Climber Specialist certification exam providing you satisfy all other requirements. Here’s the form.


    Individuals who compete in or volunteer for an ISA Tree Climbing Championship are covered by the ISA Climbers Event Policy. This includes coverage for set-up and tear-down of events (for volunteers) as well as during the event when in the climbing zones. All chapter events fall under this policy.


    Space is available on a first come basis. Competitors will be limited to seven (7) per company. Please download and complete all the appropriate forms prior to registration. Competitor's click here to register. 

    Awards Ceremony

    The awards ceremony will be held following the Master’s Challenge at the park. Your entry fee includes a commemorative t-shirt, fruit, water and lunch.  The top three contestants from the Men’s and Women's Division of the Tree Climbing Championship will participate in the Masters Challenge on Saturday.

    If you have any questions you may call the chapter office at (720) 977-7941.

    Volunteers and judges

    Interested in helping out? CLICK HERE to volunteer. Questions? Contact Jeff Meyer at (720) 913-0631 or by e-mail at

    Schedule of Events:
    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Light breakfast (available for volunteers, and staff only)
    9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Head Volunteer Check-in
    8:00 - 3:30 p.m. Event set-up
    1:30 - 6:00 p.m. Volunteer Check-in, for all volunteers
    6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Event Walk-through

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Light Breakfast (competitors, volunteers, staff and exhibitors only)
    8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Gear Inspection Technicians Meeting/Gear Inspection
    10:00 - 1:00 p.m. Event team meetings
    Gear Inspection follow-up by gear check technicians
    Scoring Judges meeting
    Lunch (competitors, volunteers, staff and exhibitors only)
    1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Masters' Qualifying Events
    5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner (competitors, volunteers, staff and exhibitors only)

    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Light Breakfast (competitors, volunteers, staff and exhibitors only)
    8:00 - 4:00 p.m. Masters' Qualifying Events
    11:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (competitors, volunteers, staff and exhibitors only)
    (Concessions available for guests & family members to purchase food)
    5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Awards reception

    Sunday, July 22, 2018

    7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Light Breakfast (competitors, volunteers, staff and exhibitors only)
    7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Final briefing for Masters' Challenge Contestants, Judges, Technicians, and Masters' Competitors Gear Inspection
    8:30 - 9:00 a.m. First competitor gear inspection, and other competitors move to sequestering space
    9:00 - 2:30 p.m. Masters' Challenge
    3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Masters' Challene Awards
    3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Tear-down and pack gear