Before the invention of rope, adventurous anthropologists would cross deep gorges on dilapidated bridges made from weathered boards and human chains. Celebrate innovations in traversable structures with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a four-hour ropes course session (a $40 value) at Summit Vision, located in Westerville.
Summit Vision challenges both individuals and groups of thrill seekers to develop strength and increase self-confidence through a variety of exciting high-ropes tracks. The beautifully wooded Walnut Bluffs location is maintained according to strict safety standards and features two ropes courses that float 55 feet above the ground. Participants spend four hours activating their thrill nodes and overcoming height fears while prancing from pole to board to net between 23 unique climbing elements. A trained and safety-focused staff oversees each activity, ready and willing to keep feral Tarzans from tricking groups into buying their preowned swinging vines.
Each course can accommodate up to 40 participants at once, and both offer a different dismount. The Kilimanjaro route ends with tandem ziplines through the foliage while the Summit course lets climbers swoop down on giant swings that provide a sensation of freedom not felt since the days of childhood, before puberty robs all humans of their vestigial wings. All climbers are harnessed and helmeted, so there’s no risk of uncontrolled falls or surprise noogies from treetop gremlins.
High above reservoir banks and the forest floor, an intricate web of rope bridges and obstacles snakes itself through the towering trees of Walnut Bluffs. This is the site of Summit Vision—a pair of team-building rope courses with more than 40 combined climbing elements, designed to boost the confidence, leadership, and problem-solving skills of children, adults, and corporations.
On both courses, Summit Vision's highly trained staff safely guides adventurers through a variety of climbing endeavors, culminating in an epic zipline or giant swing dismount. The company also opens its rope courses for open-play sessions on weekends and hosts various ground-based exercises. During the summer, the 7Summits day camp provides youngsters a reprieve from the humdrum routine of remodeling their lemonade stands with more exhilarating activities such as archery, kayaking, and hiking.