Red Bull branched out Tree Climbing Event
Competitors Entry Closing Date: 6.00pm 29th September 2017 – entry via online only Venue: 13 – 15 Mayall Street, Balranald,
Competitors Entry Closing Date:
6.00pm 29th September 2017 – entry via online only
13 – 15 Mayall Street, Balranald, NSW on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River Drop pin – https://goo.gl/maps/xKJ9NaBdDx62 Latitude Longitude – 34°38’29.3”S 143°33’37.8”E
Thursday 12th October 2017 • Practice Day (optional)
Friday 13th October 2017 • Qualifying Round (day) • Single Rope Technique (SRT) 30 metre head to head (evening to late)
Saturday 14th October 2017 • Elimination rounds and Grand Final • Red Bull Branched Out Dinner and Presentations. • Climbers also get an entry to the 5 Rivers Outback Festival hosted by Balranald Shire Council! Celebrate the night away!
Red Bull Branched Out Tree Climbing Event
The Red Bull Branched Out Tree Climbing Event is a new exciting and physical three-round elimination competition leading through to the Grand Final. The entire event has over AUD$15000 of cash up for grabs and AUD$8000 of equipment to be won making this one of the largest prize pool in the world for any tree climbing event. A big thank you to Arboriculture Australia™, Balranald Shire Council and all of the partners for supporting this new world class event.
In each round, all climbers that have qualified for the round must attempt a tree circuit according to the rules. After each round, a designated proportion of climbers will be eliminated; climbers with the fastest circuit times will progress through to the next round in which a new tree circuit will be added. The new circuit may be added to the previous circuit.
Qualifying for the 2017 Red Bull Branched Out Tree Climbing Event is open to any male and female over 16 years old who is a competent rope and harness tree climber with at least 2 years of tree climbing experience. There are only 100 positions available for this event. The positions available to compete in the event will be filled on a first in/registered basis.
An optional Practice Day will be available on the day prior to the Qualifying Round. A tree circuit will be pitched in a tree (which may be the same course to be run on the following day); climbers will be allocated a specific time (5 minutes) for practice to ensure all climbers have equal time.
The Qualifying Round will take place on the day prior to the main Red Bull Branched Out Tree Climbing Event. Please see the event schedule for exact days and times. Pre-qualification into the Quarter Final may be available at other designated events at the organiser’s discretion. The number of climbers who can make it for the subsequent rounds are outlined on Page 10.
The Qualifying Circuit and Quarter Final Circuit will normally be the easiest and fastest circuit to complete. The Semi Final Circuit will be of longer duration, with more challenging rope angles and/or tasks. The Grand Final Circuit will usually be the longest and most challenging circuit. The fastest male and female climber to complete the Grand Final Circuit will be announced as the inaugural Red Bull Branched Out Champion for 2017. If males or females are not represented in the Grand Final, the fastest time from the previous round will be crowned the male or female Champion. Climbers must complete the Qualifying Round and Quarter Final Circuit within a designated time limit (as determined by the Red Bull Branched Out Tree Climbing Event Head Technician prior to the event). For more details, please see the Event Rules on Page 15.
30 meter Single Rope Technique (SRT) Head to Head Event under lights.
This event will be held at the same site as the main event on the night of the Qualifying Round. Red Bull Branched Out participants have automatic entry included in their Red Bull Branched Out entry fee. In addition, entry is available to other tree climbers who did not opt to compete in the Red Bull Branched Out Tree Climbing Event. Climbers attending this event and wanting to only climb in the 30 metre SRT Head to Head Event can enter online.
13 (Friday) 9:00 am - 14 (Saturday) 11:47 pm