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Challenging twist on climbing

Challenging twist on climbing
March 11, 2013

New Zealand adventure activity company Sheer Adventure has launched Twister, a new climbing tower that presents different climbing challenges on each of its sides.

A new addition to Sheer Adventure's Clip 'N Climb range, the new climb is rotationally moulded in polyethylene.

Operating in five facilities in New Zealand, along with three in North America, four in Europe and one in Cambodia, Clip 'N Climb adventure arenas offer 'healthy challenging fun' activities for everyone.

Extensive research and development by Clip 'N Climb creators John Targett and Tim Wethey has since resulted in a kit-set modular system for economically and efficiently prefabricating and installing individual climbing elements that together make up the Clip 'N Climb adventure arenas.

The Clip 'N Climb business model is made possible thanks their 'TruBlue' new generation Auto Belay system that employs magnetic eddy current braking technology and is designed for long service and low operating costs - Auto Belay systems having the advantage of reducing risk management issues associated with having to teach people how to belay safely.

Targett hopes to enter the Twister into the Best New Product category at this year's International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo in Orlando, where last year they were awarded an Honourable mention in the same category for another of their products.

The company is currently working with prospective Clip 'N Climb clients in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Asia, and has joined forces with Entre-Prises Climbing Walls and the Top30 Group to roll out Clip 'N Climb in the USA and Europe.

Clip 'N Climb products are distributed in Australia by the Sydney-based Highgate Group.

For more information contact John Targett on + 64 21 221 3080, E:

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