Recreational Services

High Ropes Course

The course was built by Alpine Towers and was specifically configured to offer a unique opportunity to enhance the learning experience and enjoyment of the participant. The course is made up of eight different obstacles, can hold up to 20 people at a time and sits 35 feet in the air. Due to the nature of the obstacles, participants much be 14 years of age or in 9th grade and be at least 4’10. 

Open Ropes Dates

The high ropes course is open and free for students and members. 

Dates and Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

  • October 5, 2017
  • October 26, 2017
  • November 9, 2017
  • December 7, 2017

The course may also be reserved for both internal campus and external organizations. The reservation must be a least a two weeks before the dates desired.  

High Ropes Course Registration

High Ropes Course Elements

Cargo Nets

Description: A large net made of thick rope.

Objective: To use the nets to get on and off of the course.

 Cargo Nets

Swings

Description: Two ropes attached to a small piece of wood that is used to stand on.

Objective: To use the swings to travel from one platform to another. 

 Swings 

Complex ‘X’

Description: A horizontal log with two looser ropes arranged like an “X”.

Objective: To walk across the log using the two loose ropes for support. 

 Complex X 

Broken Beams

Description: Four 4x4 beams supported by ropes.

Objective: For the participant to cross the four beams. 

 Broken Beams 

Fiddle Sticks

Description: Vertical wooden sticks with small platforms attached to the bottom.

Objective: To use the platforms to travel across the element. 

 Fiddle Sticks 

Multi Vine Traverse

Description: A horizontal log with two short ropes hanging in the middle.

 Objective: To walk across the log using the dangling ropes for balance. 

 Multi Vine Traverse 

Buddy Belay

Description: A horizontal log with two pulley’s that side back and forth between the ends and the middle of the log.

Objective: For two participants to use the sliding pulley’s to travel to the other end of the log. 

 Buddy Belay 

Scary Ferry

Description: Two boxes that travel back and forth between the ends and the middle of the element with a traverse board in the middle.  

Objective: For two participants to sit on the box and pull themselves to the middle, transfer to the next box using the traverse board, then pull themselves to the end. 

 Scary Ferry 
Last Updated: 8/31/17