Ropes courses for education and development
Ropes courses primarily using assisted top rope belay, which requires more cooperation and communication among participants. This type is therefore suitable for educational and training purposes.
A course of high and low rope elements with jumps, a tower or zip line. It can have both vertical and horizontal high rope elements. Climbers usually climb up from the ground onto the element on special clamps (if on wooden columns) or ladders (if in trees). They complete the element belayed by their colleagues on the ground using rock climbing rope and belaying tools. After climbing across the element the climber climbs down again or is lowered back to the ground. After an unsuccessful attempt the climber is lowered to the ground in the same way on the rock climbing rope by colleagues.
Who are they suitable for
The programs have a clear given structure and are primarily recommended for groups. The most common clients include school and business groups aiming to develop personal and social skills.
These courses place more demands on instructors, who in addition to leading the program on the high elements, belay training and rescuing participants from high elements when needed, must also carry out expert work with groups. A successful instructor must be able to introduce games involving dynamics and problem solving, lead feedback and empathetically guide a group through the whole ropes course program. One experienced instructor can safely work with approx. 12 participants. The instructor’s main task is to watch over the group and lead them methodically through the program – not to belay individual participants.
Where and on what to build them
Ropes courses are usually built on wooden poles, although it is also possible to build them using trees. They are an ideal choice for school equipment or city centers.
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