Tips for Mastering the Blue Course

Hello all adventurers! My name is Carlie and I am a guide at Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures. Below are a few of my tips for successfuly completing the Blue Course.

1.) Ladder element: For easiest climbing wrap your arms under the ladder rungs while you climb up.

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2.) U-ropes: When crossing this element hold on to the ropes, not the life-line cable.

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3.) Zig-Zag Beams: When moving from beam to beam place your foot on the inside of the rope holding the beam to get the best balance.

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4.) Zip-line: Be sure to steer with your pilot bar and don’t get too distracted by being 60 feet above the ground!

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5.) Ladder: When climbing down this ladder make sure that you climb all the way to the bottom platform before stepping off (if you try to jump off the ladder, your ASAP system will lock and you will be stuck!).

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6.) Zig Zag Cable: The trick to this element is to weave your way through the beams by stepping from one bottom cable to the other while holding onto the middle life-line for balance.

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7.) J- Pegs:  This is a tricky one! When crossing the J-Pegs, move slowly, one foot at a time, and pull the next J-Peg toward you with one foot until you are balanced on it and then repeat with the other. It is easiest to hold onto the two supporting cables above the ropes.

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8.) Tightrope: This is an easier element! Enjoy the break.

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9.) Spinning Logs:  For this element you want to hold the rope to support your body weight. Because the logs spin underneath you the easiest way to cross is by side-stepping.

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10.) Window Frames: Side-step along the bottom of the frames while holding on to the lifeline cable above your head for support.

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11.) Door Frames: While you squeeze your body through the door frames you’re going to want to step with your heels for best balance.

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12.) Hugging Logs: The name says it all, hug the logs! Trying to hold the life-line will only tire out your arms.

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13.) Saddle: When getting off the saddle, hold on tight to the saddle cable until you are clipped into the wrap-around life-line.

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14.) Tarzan Net: Clip into the blue life-line loop and hold onto rope as high as possible (so you won’t have to climb as high up the net).

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Hang on to the cargo net when you get there and unclip from the loop onto the cargo net life-line.

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15.) Zipline: CONGRATS YOU COMPLETED THE BLUE COURSE!

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