Challenge courses, climbing towers, zip lines, and giant swings are critical tools for promoting group and personal development (and just plain old scream-inducing fun) and we know how important they are to your programming. As the challenge course industry matures, so has the standard of care and tools and resources available to manage risk. What may have been acceptable design and operation practices only a few years ago are being replaced with better strategies and equipment more specifically designed for the job. All these rapid changes in standards, regulations, design, equipment, and practices can be hard to keep up with. Challenge Towers is your trusted partner who can help make sense of these changes and make sure you have the resources to stay ahead of the curve.

The Challenge Towers Way

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Risk Management Experts

Challenge course and high-adventure programming has reached the age of enlightenment. Don’t be left in the dark ages. We are experts in navigating the sweeping changes to standards, facility design, and activity specific equipment so you don’t have to be. When you work with Challenge Towers, you enjoy confidence in knowing the right tools are in your toolbox, sharpened and ready for the job.

Responsive Service and Support

Tired of waiting for your ropes course company to return your call? Challenge Towers is passionate about providing timely and responsive support. We are solution oriented and work hard to address the needs and priorities of our clients.

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Designed for Facilitators

Simple, efficient, consistent. These are the core principles at the foundation of everything we build. Spend more time facilitating and less time managing complex systems. Your course should work for you, not the other way around.

Challenge Courses and Climbing Towers

Remote Project Evaluations

Our design team can help you assess project feasibility and site specific considerations with a digital project survey to help inform your planning process. Our digital site review will deliver a concept proposal that includes a project summary tailored to your goals, using a combination of geodata and satellite imagery to evaluate design possibilities and visualize your project.

Core Services

Design, Installation, and Renovations

Built right the first time and built to last. Challenge Towers delivers on that promise using smart design, high quality materials, and professional execution. Our all-angles project approach engages members across the Challenge Towers team including designers and builders, inspectors, trainers and operators insuring a thorough and well organized installation plan. Whether starting from scratch or adding onto an existing facility, Challenge Towers has the experience to elevate your outcomes.

Maintenance and Repairs

Keeping up with regular maintenance not only extends the life of your facility, it’s a key component to a well rounded risk management plan. While many items can be addressed in-house, improvements and modifications to critical components and substantial structural changes should always be completed under the supervision of a qualified vendor. Challenge Towers has decades experience maintaining a wide range of challenge courses, climbing towers, zip lines, and giant swings. No matter who built it, Challenge Towers can fix it.

ACCT Accredited Inspections

Annual accredited inspections provide critical and independent feedback about the overall condition of facilities and compliance with prevailing standards. Challenge Towers certified inspectors take a thoughtful and hands-on approach in the assessment of critical components and equipment. Each inspection includes a comprehensive review of overall course design and constructions standards in addition to assessing the condition of trees, poles, cables, ropes, hardware and other critical course elements. An organized and timely report is returned outlining the inspector's findings including any required actions necessary to remain compliant with standards.

Training and ACCT Certification

Having a well trained, skilled, and attentive staff are one of the risk managers sharpest tools. In-house only training programs can suffer from the silo effect leading to operations creep where inappropriate practices become normalized over time. Planning for an independent annual training to complement your in-house program keeps your whole staff current with the latest standards, practices, and equipment. You get an objective assessment on your staff capabilities and limitations and insightful observations about your programming and policies. Our trainers or passionate and experienced educators who blend instructional and hands-on learning to deliver personalized trainings and ACCT accredited certifications.

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