What Is A Rope Ladder?
Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, rope ladders have a wide range of applications in everyday life – including everything from use as a children’s outdoor activity to use as a quirky set of shelves for an adult. They are typically constructed from a series of tough rope and either plastic or wood and, dependent upon their intended use, they are designed to hold a particular weight and will differ in terms of how difficult they are to climb. Here at Ropes Direct, all of our rope ladders are made from high-quality materials and they are suitable for various different applications. They also offer a wide range of benefits and, in the following blog, we take a look at each of these in a little more detail.
What Are The Main Benefits of a Rope Ladder?
As you have probably already guessed, rope ladders are most often used as part of a fun-based outdoor activity. If you think about the assault courses used at charity events or camping activity centres, they often incorporate a rope ladder of some sort for participants to climb. Although assault courses can be tough to get through, the difficulty of them can also lead to funny memories – in years to come, you will remember how tough it was, but you will also remember how much fun you had with your friends and family trying to finish the course.
Children also enjoy climbing rope ladders. They are a fantastic way to create a challenging yet fun activity for kids and they are often suitable for both outdoor and interior play areas. Whatever your age, if you are looking to enjoy some time with friends or family (whilst also challenging yourself), a rope ladder is a fantastic idea – guaranteed to end in fits of giggles and lifelong memories!
No.2: Childs Play
Children are a key target audience when it comes to rope ladders. They will always look for chances to have fun – and, subconsciously, a bit of a challenge – and rope ladders offer them that chance. This is why many modern play areas and treehouses feature a rope ladder in some way, whether it is used for practical purposes (to climb up onto something else) or forms part of a fun assault course or play structure. From an early age, kids also have the most vivid of imaginations. A simple rope ladder could easily become a part of their imaginary adventure, taking them into a different time or place. Invest in one of our rope ladders and you’re allowing your child to explore kingdoms, climb castles, fight ferocious pirates – trust us, the possibilities are endless!
Earlier it was mentioned that rope ladders can be used for fun, but they can also be physically challenging. If you’re looking to shed a few pounds, it’s worth adding a rope ladder to your fitness regime – you may be surprised with the number of health benefits that come hand-in-hand with this simple piece of equipment. The difficulty of using a rope ladder (which depends on its specific design) will encourage you to work up a sweat and burn some calories. It gives you a chance to work your entire body and, over time, will significantly improve your core strength. This is why rope ladders are often used as part of military drills and fitness regimes – thus ensuring that men and women are in peak physical condition.
Rope ladders can also improve children’s stamina and overall health, and these benefits may have a positive impact on their health later in life. If you are looking for a way to keep yourself and your children fit, whilst also having a bit of fun, rope ladders are the perfect solution!
No. 4: Mental Ability
This is one benefit of a rope ladder that we’re guessing you won’t have thought of and it applies more commonly to children. Aside from improving a child’s physical strength, the use of a rope ladder can also significantly improve their mental abilities – including movement skills and balance. Hand-eye coordination can also be improved and, if used in P.E classes in school, motor skills can be improved through repetition of movements and time-based tests.
Contact Ropes Direct Today
If you’re looking for a new rope ladder, or any other rope-based product, look no further than Ropes Direct. Our friendly team of staff have a wealth of experience in the ropes industry. They are always on hand and happy to help and they will offer tailored advice on the best rope-based product – whether that be rope ladders or something else entirely – for your specific needs and requirements. So why not get in touch today? Please feel free to give us a call on 01692 671721, email us at [email protected] or send us a quick message using the online contact form. We will respond as soon as possible, and we will do everything in our power to answer your question and suggest the best product for you.