"A very engaging way to work on teamwork and communication."UW Student, Wisconsin Premedical Society
The high ropes course is constructed of cable, rope, and wood and suspended from 40’ telephone poles. The high ropes course provides the extraordinary opportunity for participants to navigate challenges 40’ in the air. All climbers will wear a helmet and harness and will be clipped into a safety rope which will be belayed by a trained ALPs staff member.
The high ropes course can be a challenging experience for participants and is a great opportunity for participants to face their fears and work through challenging situations with the support of their group. Many of the elements do involve one person climbing at a time with only a few involving the entire group, but there are plenty of ways for the rest of the group to support a climber and be involved in the activity. We follow the tenets of choose your challenge which encourages and supports participants in choosing how they will engage in the activities based on how much they want to challenge themselves that day.
The typical length of a high ropes course workshop is from 9:00 am-4:00 pm because we incorporate all the elements of our programming in this day, including teambuilding initiatives, some low ropes, and, of course, high ropes course elements. We can do shorter high ropes course workshops that will eliminate some of the teambuilding initiatives and low ropes course elements, depending on the time you have to spend with us, and focus solely on the high elements. The length of the workshop depends on your goals, the size of your group, and what you want to get out of the experience. The longer you spend with us, the more your group will get out of the workshop!
We are more than happy to discuss with you what kind of high ropes course programming we can offer your group, so feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request a workshop, complete our Workshop Request Form.