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Horizontal Ladder

Horizontal Ladder
Brand: Natural Playgrounds Company
Toxicity: child friendly wood preservative
Age Appropriateness: all ages
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This mud run/challenge item is based on the age old piece of playground equipment called a horizontal ladder, so everyone knows what they’re supposed to do.

However, heavier members of the group who don’t have good grip or upper body strength are going to find this almost impossible; couple that with a mud pit, and you’re looking at some real fun! Other contestants with good muscle tone will find this challenging, as well, because it’s a fairly long, tall run which requires a body rhythm to master.

Note in the pictures that we have a small version for children, and a larger version for adults, so we can make this any size.

Comes as a kit that can be installed permanently or as a temporary item. Complete installations instructions are included.

For schools and public playgrounds, a fall zone would be required.

Price is for 14’ l x 8’ wide (double wide) x 8’ high. “A frame” supports for above ground installation.