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High Ropes

Hammerheads is proud of constructing and offering a High Ropes facility one hour from the city.

Hammerheads High Ropes Facility is one of its kind in the State, especially designed for our corporate requirement that increasingly demands more rapid, intense and effective team building solutions.

High Ropes Challenge is an experience that you will never forget.

As participants learn to rely on each other in an outdoor adventure context, a sense of camaraderie develops that focuses the team members on the goals of themselves and the group.

Choose a Ropes Course Challenge to...

* Pull new project teams together to practice problem solving in a group setting.

* A fun and energizing kickoff for an annual retreat to celebrate success.

* Build interdependence and risk taking skills.

* Create a reference point for improving communications.

* Clarify roles and responsibilities.

* Strengthen company-client relationships.

* Integrate an enjoyable activity to break up a multi-day meeting.

How a High Ropes Course Challenge Applies to Your Team

High Ropes Courses enable participants to grow at both the team and individual levels, exploring risk, leadership, communication, problem-solving, and coaching. The challenges call upon every member of the team to participate, and they present unending opportunities for self-discovery and team growth.

The High Ropes Course emphasizes risk-taking, trust, and coaching. The challenges allow participants to expand their comfort zones-sometimes dramatically-and recognize fears that may block personal achievement. Each moment is rich with discoveries, whether a person is climbing, supporting "on belay," or finding an effective way to encourage a teammate.

High ropes obstacles and climbing walls pose challenges to the individual. They present tests of physical strength, stamina, agility, balance, and flexibility, and they invite participants to confront such emotional issues as the fear of heights, the fear of failure, and the fear of losing control.

They require participants to draw upon reserves of courage and strength and to re-examine assumptions about their physical and emotional limitations. Conducted within a context of group encouragement and support, these programs often lead participants to a heightened awareness of self and to an increase of confidence and self-esteem.

Some of the obstacles :

* Traversing over a 100 feet thin cable using the rope overhead.

* Overhead crossing high above ground from one end to another.

* Climbing an artificial rock wall.

* Swinging on a rope like a tarzan over the waters.

* Balancing the tricky rickety bridge between two towers.

* Climbing a vertical commando net.

FAQs for High Ropes Challenge

What is the history of ropes courses?

During World War II, ropes courses were developed as a form of military training that required teamwork from soldiers. The early versions were made by stringing ropes from trees or other structures to create a series of obstacles that provide physical and mental challenges for individuals and groups.

Ropes courses have come a long way from the early days-we have replaced ropes with steel cables and forged steel bolts, and all of our courses are equipped with high-tech belay devices and safety systems.

Are ropes courses safe?

At Hammerheads, safety comes first. Our courses are designed, built, maintained and run by ropes course experts. We use state-of-the art safety equipment at all of our ropes course sites. On the ropes course the actual risk is very low. It is the perceived risk that provides powerful experiences that can be used to foster personal and team growth.

What is the difference between low and high ropes course challenges?

With Low Ropes Course challenges, the focus is on the team. These activities draw on the knowledge and ideas of every group member and require the participation and cooperation of the entire team for success. The High Ropes Course challenges provide further opportunities for teamwork with an additional emphasis on individual challenges.

The high elements provide opportunities for participants to expand their comfort zones, (sometimes dramatically) and overcome fears that can block personal development and achievement. Hammerheads approach encourages interaction on the high elements by having team members control the belay system and provide support for the climbers, which is critical to success on the high elements.

Do I have to be in good shape?

Everyone can participate on Hammerheads ropes courses, regardless of physical ability or athletic experience. There are no failures on the ropes course. Hammerheads uses a challenge by choice approach so that each participant measures success by his or her own ability

What if I am afraid of heights?

If someone is afraid of heights, simply climbing a foot or two up a tree can be a major accomplishment and source of pride. If a participant chooses not to attempt an event, we respect this decision and offer other ways in which the person can participate including providing support through belaying, coaching or spotting.

What if the weather is bad the day of our ropes course?

Typically ropes course team building programs go rain or shine. In the event of lightning or high winds we will take a break to see if the weather clears. Participants report that inclement weather actually added to the excitement and level of adventure of their ropes course team building program.

How long does a ropes course take?

We can customize a ropes course for a half-day, full day or multi-day, depending on your needs.