Zip Line/Canopy Tours Aerial Adventure Parks
Challenge Course Elements and Components
High elements offer participants the opportunity to challenge themselves emotionally and physically as they push past self-imposed limitations. Our high elements are typically installed using either trees or poles as support structures and range in height from 20 to 60 feet off the ground. Participants wear a harness and are attached to a belay system when using the high elements. Synergo uses a variety of group belay systems which allow the other participants to be directly involved with the physical safety of the climber including: “n” belay, “M” belay, double traversing “n” belay, and various group hauling systems. High elements are visually exciting, programmatically powerful, and often are the literal “highlight” that participants remember for years.
High Circuit Course
A high circuit course is a collection of high element traversing activities tied together in a trail, loop, figure 8 or other unique configuration. High circuit courses create an opportunity for participants to go from element to element without coming down to the ground. These courses typically include at least five elements and use a static belay system consisting of belay cables on each element and lobster claws attached to each participant’s harness. The elements are usually built using either trees or poles as support structures but we have also installed high circuit courses indoors. In addition, platforms are installed where necessary for participants and facilitators to rest between elements. Participants work in pairs to maneuver from element to element while working on trust, communication and problem solving skills as they go. One of the most powerful aspects of high circuit courses is coaching the participants in taking responsibility for the control of their own belay systems.