Fun & Sporty Activities for Kids, Teens & Adults at Adventure Plex!

My name is Allie and I’m a middle schooler at MBMS. I was offered the opportunity to review the Ropes Course and Rock Wall at AdventurePlex in Manhattan Beach. I wanted to get a real sense of what the experience would be like with friends, so I invited my best friend Haley. I have to admit, at first, I was a little nervous about it. Haley on the other hand,was so excited and had wanted to try out the Ropes Course for years. When we first arrived, the staff was friendly and helpful. They brought us out back to the equipment area. The staff did a great job getting us rigged up and giving us instructionsfor the ropes course. As I was helped into my harness, I noticed that the equipmentlooked new and well taken care of. I was a little hesitant as we began climbingto the top of the course. The staff was very kind and patient. They didn’t rush me and that put me at ease and allowed me to enjoy myself. They encouraged me and gave me all the time I needed…which was GREAT because I took a LONG time! They talked us through the course and showed us how they are constantly tryingto improve it to make sure it remains a safe and fun adventure. For example, they just added a brand new swing to exit the ropes course.

 

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Next we tried our hand at the 35 foot rock climbing walls. It was totally awesome withseveral different courses built into each of the walls – some for beginnerslike me and some for the more advanced climbers. All of the equipment used onthe rock walls made me feel completely safe, most importantly the automaticbelay system that guides you slowly to the ground in the event you fall (orhappen to make it all the way to the top!) They also gave us plenty of time totry all of the different levels. Again…I was a little slow, but Haley scaledthe walls like a monkey! We both had super fun! We loved spending the dayoutdoors in the fresh air. For a girl like me, who is a little morecautious….it was a great confidence builder. I was so proud of myself and hada great sense of accomplishment. The experience for a girl like Haley was anall out exhilarating adventure.

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I think this isa great place for teens and kids alike. Actually – parents too. I could tell my dad really wanted to join us!

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 Rock Wall & Ropes Course Rates & Hours:

Rock Wall & Ropes Course

Rock Wall: Daily 11am – dusk
Ropes Course: Sat. & Sun. from 11:00am – 4:00pm

  • Rock wall only – $10 ($8 with purchase of general admission)
  • Ropes course only – $15 ($10 with purchase of general admission)
  • Rock wall and ropes course – $20 ($15 with purchase of general admission)

Includes two hours of rock wall use, equipment rental and trained staff supervision. All climbers need to have a liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance to guarantee space. Drop-ins will be accomodated when space is available.

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{AdventurePlex treated Allie and her friend to a rope course and rock wall session to help facilitate this article. All thoughts and opinions are genuine and Pier to Peer has been enjoying AdventurePlex for years! AdventurePlex is a P2P Sponsor}

 

Comments

  1. Elisa says:

    Great article Allie! I’ve wanted to do that ropes course and rock wall forever!

  2. Kimberly says:

    I have always thought that the ropes course and rock wall would make a great date night. Kristal and her husband did it a few years ago and I had total date night envy! I tried to plan a group date night for my birthday party a few years ago at Adventureplex because I thought it would be SO much fun to do something different, but it was pouring rain. Maybe I should celebrate my half birthday this year and have a party there on June 22nd! Brainstorm!
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