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Summer High Ropes Challenge 2022
July 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Experience the thrill of a high ropes course with friends and family!
Maneuver 30 feet in the air through a series of towers connected by various cables, ropes, and log events. Do this all while enjoying the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building experience is great for family outings, reunions, scouts, youth groups, and individuals. Please note: You will be grouped with others registering for the same time slot. If you would like to reserve your own private session you may purchase the entire time slot.
Pre-registration and moderate physical ability are required. Online ticket sales end 1 hour before the event, however walk-in registration is accepted when space is available. Please note: this event has a minimum number of participants in order to run. If that minimum is not met, the event may be cancelled.
For a video about what to expect at the High Ropes Challenge, check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S-rQ2m9LfE
When should I arrive?
We ask that everyone arrives 5-10 minutes before the start time. You can use this time to get a drink of water or use the restrooms. If you are running late, please give us a call at 507-467-2437.
Can I just show up and pay at the door?
We strongly advise pre-registering online to ensure you get a spot! There is a maximum number of participants allowed at each session, so if all spots are already filled for the day/time you show up you will not be able to go on the course.
Is there an age limit to enter the event?
Height is more important than age for the course. We require a participant to be at least 30” tall from the ground to their belly button. (Shorter participants will be unable to stretch their tether from the harness to the above belay wire, and therefore, unable to safely attach to the course.)
Participants under 18, accompanied by someone other than their parent/guardian, must provide a medical form signed by a parent/guardian to participate. Please print and sign this form and present at check-in.
What if there is bad weather?
The course will be open rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. The event will only be called off if the instructors deem the weather unsafe and in that instance if you have not attempted the course you will be provided a refund.
How long will the course take?
The time for the event can take anywhere from 1-3 hours. Included in the time for the high ropes course event: walking to the course, going through equipment and safety protocols, watching an instructor demonstrate the course and then each individual enters the course. Your exact amount of time is usually determined by when you ascend the course in relation to the other participants as well as how many times you choose to go through the course in the allotted time. The course itself takes anywhere from 10-40 minutes for each individual. Once you (and any individuals you came with) are finished with the course, you are free to leave.
What else can I do at Eagle Bluff?
There are lots of trails to hike at Eagle Bluff. Maps are available to guide you on you exploration of deciduous woods, rolling prairies, coniferous woods, or the Root River. Besides hiking, we have several very unique overlooks at the bluff. There are also picnic tables around campus for public use.
What is the cancellation policy?
To receive a full refund a cancellation must be made at least 24 hours prior to the start of the event or by 4pm Friday for a weekend event, whichever comes first.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions I have?
507-467-2710 or firstname.lastname@example.org