Could youfall backwards from a platform into the arms of your team?walk across a log suspended 30 feet in the air?leap off a 20-foot high pole to catch a trapeze bar?
Find out at the Langwood Ropes Challenge Course!
The high and low ropes challenge courses at Langwood offer groups the chance to build comradery, learn to work better as a team, or just have a fun adventure. School groups, businesses, corporate teams, scouts, athletic teams, family groups and many others have used the ropes challenge course at Langwood Education Center.
Coming to the Langwood Challenge Course? Download the Ropes Permission Form here.
Adventure awaits you at the Langwood Ropes Challenge Course!
The high ropes course at Langwood Education Center takes participants 30 feet off the ground, through the safety of a trained belayer. The high ropes course is adventurous and exciting. It builds self-esteem and strengthens bonds between team members.
Participants wear harnesses fastened to a belay rope while on the course. This rope is also connected to the belayer on the ground and serves as the safety line. Our high ropes elements include the log, two-line bridge, sky chair, Burma bridge, multi-vine, leap of faith and a zip line.
Low challenge course elements and initiative activities keep participants close to the ground and the group is challenged with problem solving situations. Examples of activities include Spider’s Web, Trust Fall, a low log, Langwood Baseball, minefield and more.
The low ropes course focuses strongly on the elements of team building including leadership development, communication, creative problem solving, trust and cooperation. Through activities and processing, groups work through fundamentals that will help them to be successful as a group.
High rope elements take participants 30 feet off the ground, through a series of utility poles, ropes, and cables.
Participants are kept safe by wearing a helmet and a harness attached to a dynamic belay rope which is also attached to a trained belayer on the ground.
The course at Langwood consists of 5 traversing elements, a zip line and a "Leap of Faith" pole. High rope elements include:
- Burma Bridge
- Two-line Bridge
- Sky Chair
- Leap of Faith
- Zip Line
The Low Ropes Course includes elements that are close to the ground as well as initiative activities led by trained facilitators. Participants are challenged to negotiate solutions to a variety of problems as presented by the facilitator. Communication, leadership skills and teamwork are a necessity for achieving success.
Initiative activities are an important step in team building. Processing takes place after each activity for the group to reflect on how well they communicated, worked together and got the problem solved.
Examples include the following:
- Spider's Web
- Trust Fall
- Magic Carpet
- Langwood Baseball
Schedule Your Group!
We can tailor a program to fit your needs. You can schedule your group for a whole day with both high ropes and low ropes or for a half day with just one of the components. Individuals must be at least 8 years old.
A minimum of six people are required to schedule a program, with an age minimum of 8 years old. Cost varies with type of group, length of program and number of participants. Please let us know your group dynamics and what type of program you would like and we can put together a quote for your team!
For more information or to schedule your group for the ropes challenge course, contact us at (319)-523-8381 or by email