Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to our most commonly asked questions...
  • What is a high ropes course?
  • High Ropes activities at Kersey Valley are a challenging physical agility exercise which take place at 10 ft., 20 ft., and 30 ft. off the ground. You are connected to a device called a Smart Snap System. High Ropes activities focus on confronting one’s fears, emotional self-management, self-confidence, risk-taking, etc. High Ropes activities often involves participants communicating and supporting each other. The High Ropes course is a great way to develop communication and cooperation amongst group members. 

  • What to do and wear?
  • Have plenty of energy, do not take the course on an empty stomach. Drink water well before and during the high ropes course to get hydrated. Prove your weight on our digital scale. Age 10 70 lbs. min. and 250 lbs. max. Must wear closed-toed shoes on the course. Wear layers below 60 F with a light jacket. Above 65 F, short sleeve and shorts, cargo pockets suggested to carry a bottle of water and camera.

  • What are the requirements to participate?
  • Age 10+. You must be able to reach 5 ft. You must prove reach at check-in. Weight requirements under 250 lbs. are strictly mandated. 

  • What type of bathrooms are available?
  • We are proud to offer state-of-the-art bathrooms and a concession facility. Concessions open on weekends in Sept./Oct. only.

  • Do I need to make a reservation for the high ropes course?
  • We would like for you to call ahead 24 hours in advance if you have a daily deal voucher to redeem. The course is open in two hour session time slots.  Call or book on-line.

  • What time do we need to be there?
  • Arrive 45 minutes prior to your booked time and have your waiver filled out on line before attending, take a breathalyzer test, and get in your harness.  If you are late, the session will start without you and you risk losing your tickets.

  • Prepare your body for active fun!
  • Get hydrated before your flight, bring dollar bills for the vending machine at the ATL tower, or bring your own water bottle.  If you have a bottle carrier you can clip on to your harness which is a good way to stay hydrated.

  • How long do tours take?
  • The high ropes challenge course is booked in two-hour sessions of time.

  • Is the course certified by accredited inspectors, what makes it safer than other tours?
  • The course at Kersey Valley has 100% structural engineered towers.  Every tower and platform has been designed by an engineer and stamped. The towers are constructed by using massive class two utility poles instead of using live trees. The harnesses are full body, which are OSHA approved. 

    We require helmets and at no time are you allowed to turn upside down.  All hardware used in the design of the course is custom made for the challenge course industry, not what you can buy at your local hardware store. The course and all Flight Captains must be certified yearly by ACCT and the Red Cross at the CPR/PR level, the international standard for high ropes courses.  (Association of Challenge Course Technology) www.acctinfo.org.  The course and staff are required to be re certified yearly by ACCT.

  • Do I need to tip the staff?
  • Tips are graciously accepted if you feel you had a outstanding time on the course. An ATM machine is next to Flight School for those not carrying cash.

  • Is your staff certified?
  • Absolutely! Every Flight Captain must pass a strict 8 hour hands on class yearly on the proper use of the equipment and demonstrate the skills needed to operate as a Flight Captain.  This certification is required by Kersey Valley, Inc. and is accredited by the ACCT.  (Association of Challenge Course Technology)  Every Flight Captain is also CPR/AED certified by the Red Cross yearly.  Most of our staff are also fire fighthers with even higher certifications being EMTs.

  • Refund Policy
  • Once you are in a harness there is no refund or exchanging of your ticket. If someone is afraid of heights, have them take photos on the ground.

Kersey Valley High Ropes
336-431-1700

1615 Kersey Valley Rd Archdale, NC 27263