Big Bear has been watching, wondering and waiting for the newest attraction. Big Bear Ropes Course is in the final stages and should be ready for the public by late June or early July.

Big Bear Ropes Course will be a year-round attraction, weather permitting, at the site of Big Bear SnowPlay/Big Bear Speedway on Big Bear Boulevard just west of Division Drive. It’s family-friendly and fun for all ages. Described as a high-octane obstacle course that towers 35 feet off the ground, Big Bear Ropes Course is a state-of-the-art aerial adventure designed to give families an exhilarating yet challenging experience all bundled into one.

Big Bear Ropes Course is a two-story obstacle course that allows participants to face an array of challenges and features. There are a variety of suspension bridges, some with wide-open gaps, some with nothing but 2-inch round cables to scramble across, yet another that overhangs on a curving structure with dangling ropes to grasp onto. There are 42 different obstacles and there is even an airborne element added to the equation for those who wish to experience the joy of flying. The Sky Rail Zipline stretches 80 feet and bananas out onto a ledge, enhancing the overall excitement.

Scott Voigt, director of operations, said the ropes course is engineered to ensure the highest standards of safety. Each participant is secure on the course’s advanced safety system, which includes a five-point full-body harness connected to a safety line with a slider puck that is inserted into a continuous belay track system. The slider puck can only be inserted or taken out of the track by a certified operator at the entrance and exit of the ropes course.

The ropes course is a self-guided excursion. Participants must be 42 inches tall, and those 42 to 48 inches must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. Maximum weight is 300 pounds.

Admission is $12 per person, per round.

Big Bear Ropes Course is at 42825 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake. For more information, call 909-585-0075.

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