It may look like something that you would see at military boot camp but, it is a lot of fun and a great way to build confidence once completing its activities. It is used by individuals or by a group of people to provide strength to a team. The UWS Ropes Course on the UW-Superior campus is designed to facilitate team building and individual development for everyone who is brave enough to attempt the course.
After finishing the course they realize how much they learned in the activities and had a blast doing it. The ropes course is broken down into two different categories, the low course and high course. The low courses take place on the ground or just a few feet above to provide those not willing to risk to much but still have the ability to enjoy the course. The obstacles usually consist of ropes and cables used to test stamina and strength. The course can also help deal with fears that people may have like heights or falling.
One of the most enjoyable things students can do on the low course is the Flying Squirrel course. This course gives students a chance to fly squirrels. An individual is hooked up to one end of a rope. The rope is then fed through a modified belay system and the other end of the rope is hooked to another participant. The group runs one way and the other person runs the other way. When the slack is removed from the rope then that person goes flying through the air!
Another low portion course is called the Mohawk Walk. It consists of foot cables strung between trees in a zigzag pattern. The goal is to get everyone to walk from the starting point to the end point without touching the ground or using objects to help with balance.
For those more inclined for a rush of adrenaline then the high portion of the course is for you! The courses can range from 25 to 50 feet tall. When on the high courses a rider is set up with a safety harness and is attached to a wire high above the course. One of the thrills in the high course is climbing up the side of a ship on a high 35-foot cargo net. Those who experience the course can also go on the 400 foot zip line.
If you are looking for something fun to do on Halloween then look no further. Go zip line into the night at Superior Adventures on Wednesday, October 30 to experience the UWS Ropes Course.