Probably 5-9 climbers.How many climbers in masters? I wonder the extent of damage to the tree from anchors and redirects, too many variables to say one way or the other confidently. Maybe the people who set up the comp could put some sort of protection on the crotches that will be popular for anchors a redirects.
Seems like it would be alot better on the trees if they didnt use the same parks for consecutive years .As far as I understand, Freedom Park said no more because the damage to the trees (and probably the drinking and such that is prohibited but has been prolific). Therefore, the judges and CAA are trying to cut down on damage to the trees in the new location.
There has been an amendment to this announcement that was much better received. It included friction savers for base anchors, and allowance of natty redirects with discretionary scoring.
My personal feelings are that the masters climb seems to me to be the least invasive and should therefore be the least regulated. However, it seems an acceptable compromise has been reached so that the Charlotte may live on, so yay.
I am lucky enough to have 10 acres designated "forestry" by the state of Ohio.I would never want a climbing comp to come to one of the parks I am close to. I’ll go run through trees in someone else’s park and have a good time if their cool with it... But I am not taking part in any climbing comp in any trees I am personally connected to. Does that make me an asshole?
Maybe a "not in my back yarder," but I'd never call you an asshole.I would never want a climbing comp to come to one of the parks I am close to. I’ll go run through trees in someone else’s park and have a good time if their cool with it... But I am not taking part in any climbing comp in any trees I am personally connected to. Does that make me an asshole?
The only TCC I've ever been a part of that "thrashed" the trees was JAMBO 2. Wether or not a TCC leads to "trashing" a tree is a longer term question. Ethically speaking, it seems like this is a question that the ISA should really examine, but in my experience they are less inclined to provide leadership in revolutionary thinking and are generally more inclined to repeat established industry standards.After volunteering for 77+ TCC's, I would not want a comp to "trash" my trees.