Construction of an obstacle course


An obstacle course is a sports and training element that includes a set of different obstacles that must be overcome. This element is often used in military training, but is also a popular element in many training programs such as endurance training, mountaineering, crossfit and other types of physical activity.

Obstacle course

A typical obstacle course includes the following obstacles: walls, stairs, rope crossings, tunnels, wells, bamboo curtains, water tanks, vehicles, treadmill obstacles, and more. They help improve coordination of movements, develop endurance, strength and flexibility.

Depending on the purpose, obstacle courses can have different lengths, heights and difficulties. Some obstacle courses can be designed to be done in a team format where the team must work together to clear all the obstacles. In other cases, the obstacle course can be designed for individual performance, where each participant must go through all the obstacles independently.


Why do you need an obstacle course?

An obstacle course can serve several different purposes, depending on the context of use.

  1. Military training: In military training institutions and other military organizations, obstacle courses are used to train soldiers in tactical training and to increase physical endurance. They help participants improve coordination, develop strength and flexibility, and learn to overcome obstacles under stress.
  2. Fitness and Training: Obstacle courses can also be used in fitness and fitness training. They help participants improve endurance, strength and flexibility, as well as develop coordination.
  3. Extreme Sports Events: Some obstacle courses are used in extreme sports events such as Spartan Races, Ninja Warriors and other such competitions. They can include various obstacles such as walls, stairs, rope crossings, wells and other elements.
  4. Entertainment: Obstacle courses can be used as entertainment for children and adults in amusement parks and other places where people are looking for active recreation and entertainment.

In general, the obstacle course helps participants develop physical fitness, motor coordination, improve endurance and cope with stressful situations. It can be used both as training and as entertainment.

Obstacle course elements

The obstacle course includes various elements that represent obstacles for the participants to overcome. Some of the more common obstacle course elements may include:

  • Wall of overcoming. This can be a vertical wall that participants must climb using their legs and arms.
  • Crossings. Participants must pass a narrow beam or a rope located at a height without losing their balance.
  • Climbing the grid. Competitors must make their way through a woven net using their climbing skills.
  • Tunnel. Participants must pass through a narrow tunnel by crawling or crawling.
  • Stairs to overcome the height. Participants must go up the stairs, which are at a height.
  • Made of city logs. Participants must cross a bridge consisting of narrow logs.
  • Cross-bar. Participants must pass from one platform to another, passing through a narrow crossbar.
  • Zigzag bridge. Participants must cross a bridge that has a zigzag shape.

These elements can be used in different combinations to create different obstacle course routes.


Military obstacle course

One of the main differences between a military obstacle course and a recreational one is the purpose of their use.

The military obstacle course is designed to train and prepare the military to help them develop survival skills, physical fitness, stress tolerance and team spirit. Such obstacle courses can be more complex and dangerous than recreational ones, and can include various elements, for example, walls, ditches, barbed wire, minefields, etc.

Thus, the differences between a military obstacle course and a recreational obstacle course lie in the purpose of use, the complexity, and the elements they include.

We build according to international standards

There are standards for creating obstacle courses that regulate their safety and quality. For example, for military obstacle courses, there are a number of standards that establish requirements for their creation and use.

  • MIL-STD-810G (standard of the US Department of Defense)
  • NATO standard – STANAG 2895 “Requirements for obstacle courses for use during training of military units”.

This standard establishes the minimum requirements for obstacle courses used during training of military units. It defines requirements for the design and characteristics of obstacle course elements, such as nets, barbed wire, barriers, walls, trenches, and others.

  • STANAG 2895 also specifies test methods for checking the quality and safety of obstacle courses.
  • The NATO standard STANAG 2895 is used in NATO member countries and may also be used in other countries as guidelines for the creation of military obstacle strips.

There are also standards for recreational obstacle courses that determine the safety of their use. For example, in the United States, the Organization for Standardization of Industry (ASTM International) defines standards for various elements of obstacle courses, such as walls, ropes, platforms and others, which define the requirements for safety, construction and testing of these elements.

Thus, the standards of obstacle courses are determined based on their purpose of use, and ensure the safety and quality of the elements included in their composition.


Advantages of the Rope-Park company

Ordering the construction of an obstacle course from your company can have a number of advantages:

  1. Experience and qualifications: Rope Park company has experience and qualifications in the construction of obstacle courses. For construction, we involve international military and civilian experts, and have signed memorandums with the largest training centers.
  2. Flexibility and individual approach: individual approach and flexibility in the construction of the obstacle course, depending on the requirements of the customer and the characteristics of the terrain.
  3. Integrated approach: an integrated approach to the construction of an obstacle course, which includes not only its construction, design, consulting on operation and maintenance. We can train professional instructors and provide training materials and equipment.
  4. Reliability and safety: guarantees the reliability and safety of the constructed obstacle course, which is especially important when using it as an element of military training or for recreational purposes.
  5. Adherence to standards: compliance with all necessary standards and requirements during the construction of an obstacle course, which increases the quality and reliability of its use.

Order the construction of an obstacle course

If you are planning to build a military or entertainment obstacle course, be sure to contact professionals. We will gladly build obstacle courses or advise you on all construction issues.

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After filling out the brief, we start designing a new project. From load calculation to 3D model.
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We produce strip elements at our production facility. We conduct their safety and durability tests. Cover with protection.
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We go to the place for the final installation of all elements of the obstacle course. We test the safety of operation.
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Personnel training

If necessary, we prepare methodical materials for your project and conduct personnel training.
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Preparation of a package of documents, certificates for equipment, passports of attractions and others.
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We carry out prevention and inspection of all elements.

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