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JAMBO 2017

What: The world's largest (and most fun) tree climbing competition! 

When:  July 14, 15, and 16

Where: Holliday Park, 6363 Spring Mill Rd., Indianapolis, IN


Be a part of the world's largest tree climbing competition! The most exciting competition in the industry, Jambo pushes climbers to their limits. Spectators will see professionals using the most advanced climbing and rigging techniques to complete a variety of challenges with lightning fast speed. Jambo's festival atmosphere also includes vendors and exhibitions, food, and games and activities that are open to the public.


Click here to sign up to volunteer at Jambo

Email to be placed on the competitor waitlist



JAMBO 4 is sponsored by: 


JAMBO is's tree climbing competition - designed to be different from all other climbing competitions.


Our goal with Jambo is to create an approachable tree climbing competition centered around the principles of safety, innovation, communication, and the sharing of knowledge and new techniques. Tree climbing is always evolving, and Jambo strives to continually adapt to the ideas, needs, and culture of our industry. 


Together we can create a down to earth competition where climbers are encouraged to experiment and innovate, all while displaying their skills, techniques, and creativity. We want to showcase our contenders, the masters of our craft, doing what they do best - working. 


Climbers will compete in four challenges:

Two Worksite Challenges: A four person team competes to ring as many bells as possible in the shortest time, simulating a real work environment with the addition of unique challenges.

Two Rigging Challenges: Four person teams must choose the tools they'll use to demonstrate their rigging skills. They'll have to raise, lower, and move logs large and small. The rigging challenges are sponsored by Rock Exotica and DMM.


Camping: Free camping will be hosted at Headquarters (6565 Coffman Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268). Portable toilets and showers are available. 

Lodging: The Days Inn Northwest Indy (3910 Payne Branch Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268) has extended a special deal for Jambo attendees. Email with the number of people in your room and the exact days of your stay to reserve a room for $49.99. First come, first served. 




Congratulations to our previous Jambo champions:

Chris Coates - 2014

Chad Brey - 2015

Nick Markley - 2016


Jambo #2 - 2015 Videos:


  • Check out a video sneak peek of Jambo 2015 here.
  • See the award ceremony crowning the top five Jambo climbers here.
  • Watch 10th place finisher Gene Meurer climb Tree B here.
  • Get Dan Severino's take on Jambo and where tree climbing is going here.
  • Catch a glimpse of the Deep Water Tree Solo action here.
  • See Jambo 2015 Champion Chad Brey climb Tree D here.


Jambo #1 - 2014 Videos:


  • Follow Kevin Bingham on a competition climb here.
  • See the full climber experience here.
  • Watch Jambo's setup process here.