One of the many reasons visitors come and return to Charleston, SC, is the variety of things to see, taste and shop for in the area. Perhaps most memorably, there are countless things to do in Charleston that appeal to every age, family, group and even every mood!
This spring, the aerial ropes course Wild Blue Ropes arrived on James Island, adding new levels of adventure to the already beloved mix of museums, historical sites and beaches of the Lowcountry.
At Wild Blue Ropes, creative twists and turns are yours to explore! — Photo courtesy of Wild Blue Ropes
Wild Blue Ropes is conveniently located just 10 minutes by car from downtown Charleston, making it a great escape from the city; it's also an easy and fun excursion if you're on your way to or from Folly Beach or as its own destination.
This impressive and enticing high ropes course is truly an exciting challenge for all age ranges, couples, families, groups and solo adventurers.
A young adventurer takes on a difficult path through the ropes course. — Photo courtesy of Wild Blue Ropes
The Wild Blue Ropes course grounds are comprised of three levels of difficulty: Holy City Heights, Big Sky Challenge and Wild Blue Yonder, as well as the Explorer's Gateway, a beginners' and children's continuous belay course situated at the lowest height, 15 feet above the ground.
The three difficulty levels of rope challenges are referred to collectively as the Aerial Challenge Course, and each fixture is marked with a color code to alert climbers to its difficulty.
Wild Blue Ropes challenges visitors to 70+ ropes features at 35 feet above ground! — Photo courtesy of Clare Sweeney
The Aerial Explorer's Gateway, recommended for children ages five to nine (Older kids and adults are still welcome!) costs just $19 per person and allows for two hours of exploration and fun.
For full access to all levels of challenges at Wild Blue Ropes, purchase tickets for the Aerial Challenge Course, which include four hours of smart belay maneuvering, climbing, swinging and navigation, priced at $29 for kids aged seven to 11 and $39 for adults and children 12 and older.
Wild Blue Ropes is open for business Wednesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit Wild Blue Ropes on a weekday or during cooler weather for a roomier, more comfortable experience amidst the ropes.
A spiderweb of ropes, planks, cables and more come together for a complex and challenging aerial course! — Photo courtesy of Wild Blue Ropes
While Wild Blue Ropes does allow walk-ups, it's highly recommended that you reserve your time slot and purchase your tickets in advance at their website. You can even fill out your mandatory participation waiver before your visit, cutting down on your check-in and wait time.
Wild Blue Ropes offers discounts to students, teachers, active military, firefighters and police, as well as seniors 60 and older and groups of 10 participants or more. Just be sure to enter the website discount codes when making your ticket purchases!
Want a sneak peak of your upcoming ropes challenge? Head to the Wild Blue Ropes website for an awesome virtual tour of the course.
What are you waiting for? Book your time, and get out there!
Harnesses and helmets await new rope challengers at Wild Blue Ropes — Photo courtesy of Clare Sweeney