LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Climbers from all over the U.S. took to the trees in Murdock park.
It was all for the Indiana Tree Climbing Championship. Participants included 20 climbers from as many as nine different states.
Organizers for the event began rigging the ropes Friday.
The competitors are judged on a variety of different categories. These include efficiency and technique, how well they can climb the tree and use the equipment and safety.
Greg Manning, a judge for the competition, said these events help simulate what it's like to be a professional arborist.
"It's a very fun safe event," said Manning. "99 percent of the people you would see at some event like this are going to be professional arborists, so the activities really simulate what professional arborists do."
The Indiana Tree Climbing Chapter is based out of Purdue University. The winner of the competition will get an all expense paid trip to the 2014 national event, which will take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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