Challenge Ropes Courses

A challenge ropes course session is one that is conducted on installed elements or physical structures (other than abseiling, rock climbing, artificial climbing structures or bouldering walls) using activities that require spotting or belaying and which are often used as part of an experiential learning program.

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(AAS for abseiling, rockclimbing/bouldering and artificial climbing structures are also available.)Low elements: Any element for which the appropriate safety is achieved through safe and effective spotting which must protect the participant’s upper body and head.
High elements: Any element for which the participant’s safety can no longer be achieved by spotting and requires safety systems such as harnesses, belay systems, specialist safety equipment or other established methods or systems.