Our high ropes course is a very safe place, when safety procedures that we recommend and instruct participants to practice, are followed. There is the inherent possibility of injury, serious or otherwise, if instructions are not followed. For this reason, our Active Officers have the final say on safety. Our foremost responsibility is safety, and we go to great lengths to ensure this activity is run safely. If our Active Officer feels the event is unsafe for any reason, or if the participants are acting in a dangerous manner, the event will be stopped.
The Safety Guidelines:
- No stacking more than two people high – did not understand this point…
- No jumping off any elements.
- No one is allowed attempt an element until after the Active Officer has given the safety considerations, objectives, and parameters of the event and invited the group to proceed.
- All participants must satisfactorily complete the ground practice of “clip in” & “transfer” before being allowed to participate in the course.
- Only one participant is allowed at any given time on an element and not more than 2-3 course users on the platform at any time.
- Close-toed, low heel shoes must be worn at all times, i.e. tennis shoes.
- No one is to step in the middle of another person’s back or on the end of a bent knee.
- Long hair must be pulled back and tied.
- Jewelry of any kind including watches and non-prescription sunglasses must not be worn and not be brought to the ropes course.
- Be careful of glasses and contact lenses when participating in events. Please carry eyeglass retainers.
- Food items of any kind are not allowed on the course.
- No knives or other sharp objects are allowed on the course.
- No smoking, alcoholic beverages, drugs, radios, fireworks, or firearms are allowed in the ropes course area.
- No one can do an event where they are not tall enough to reach the top rope or cable while standing on the bottom rope or cable.
- If you cannot properly fit in a harness, you will not be allowed to proceed to the course.
- People with medical issues that could be aggravated by events may not do those events. This includes allergies to bee stings and poison ivy, as well as asthma, diabetes, heart condition, old injuries with chronic symptoms or recent surgeries.
- If lightning is present or suspected, all course activity would be suspended immediately.
- If you remove your harness before the completion of the course to take a rest room break or for any other reason you must have it checked with an instructor before returning on the ropes course.
A High Ropes or Challenge Course is a unique activity used to build trust, confidence, and communication as well as to overcome challenges, strengthen bonds, and most importantly, to have a ton of fun across all ages.
Who can use the challenge course?
With lots of different elements our course is great for all kinds of groups of varying abilities: - Youth Organizations - Adult groups - Private Businesses - Non-Profit Agencies - Teachers and Counsellors - School Groups - Search and Rescue Crew Trainings - Special Needs Organizations - Special Event Groups (weddings, family reunions, birthday parties)
What are the opening times summer/winter of the High Ropes Challenge Course?
We are open from 11 am to 4 pm from October through June, except Tuesdays.
Who can participate?
All activities are physical and require holding on to ropes and cables. There is no upper age limit. A degree of personal fitness is required to complete the course and we would like to ask you to be honest with yourself about your level of fitness and participation. For safety reason, maximum weight of a person allowed on the Course is 115 kgs for participants. We reserve the right to refuse admission if in our opinion, you do not meet the fitness requirement after getting on to the Course. No refund will be granted in this case. Participants under the influence of drugs or alcohol are not allowed to participate and will be summarily refused, with no refunds.
Can children participate in the High Ropes Challenge Course activities?
The minimum age for children participating is 10 years on the high ropes course. Children under 14 years have to be accompanied by one parent/legal guardian. Exclusive Course timings for groups of children can be arranged.
Also would please add 4ft in height, as the designing is done based on height, coz there might be children who are 10yrs and may not be tall.
Do we need to sign an acknowledgment form of risk?
We wish to remind you that this activity is not without inherent risk and that we will ask you to read and sign an Acknowledgement of Risk / Liability Release form before participating in this activity.
How high off the ground is it?
The course has 16 elements built at least 30 feet off the ground.
How much time do we have on the High Ropes Course?
You will receive an extensive safety training/briefing on the ground, including the use of harness and belay system. You will have about 2 hours to explore the High Ropes Challenge Course elements under self-responsibility and observation/supervision of facilitators/instructors.
What should I wear?
You will need to wear closed toed (tennis) shoes or similar. Open sandals, flip-flops or any kind of slip on or loose shoe is not suitable. We recommend long pants and long-sleeved shirts as harness and ropes may rub. Long hair must be tied back, large or hooped earrings should be removed. This is an outdoor activity so you will need to wear clothing suitable for the weather on the day you come.
What safety equipment is included?
We provide all participants with harness, belay system, helmet, and all necessary safety equipment. Safety equipment cannot be transferred to others and must not be removed while on the course.
Can I bring my own gear?
You may choose to bring your own gloves to wear.
Do we need to bring gloves?
In general no, but we still recommend to wear gloves. We have a selection of gloves available for our guests, but if you prefer please feel free to bring your own.
Can I bring my own camera, snack and beverage?
Cameras can be used on the ground at any time. Any items like cameras, day-packs, mobile phones, water bottles etc. which may present a danger for yourself or others, must not be carried with you while you are up on the High Ropes Course. You may bring your own snack and beverage if you like, however, we will have some for you to buy if you choose not to.
How safe is the High Ropes Challenge Course?
Daily inspections of the course include inspection of lines, wire ropes/cables, pole hardware, utility pole integrity, course equipment, helmets, harnesses, karabiners, climbing ropes, lines and anchors, staples and pole access and included structures. Professionally trained guides will demonstrate and teach you how to use the equipment on the ground and how to participate in all activities safely.
Participants should not feel pressured to participate in all activities or elements. You make your own decision how much you want to participate and will not be forced to participate. If you are in the middle of the course and do not want to continue, one of our experienced instructors will help lowering you safely to the ground.
We use the following system at our High Ropes Course
Static Self-Belay System: Participants are attached to overhead safety cables or tracks via sling lines (adjustable ropes with fasteners at the end). Obstacles on a static course are designed as traversing activities and participants are always required to take an active part in managing their own safety. Once up on the course, participants generally complete several obstacles in a row before climbing down. Participants who fall are able to self-rescue and continue through the course.