What should I wear? What if it rains? Here are the Wild Blue answers to common questions.
Our current ticket prices range from $19 (all ages) for our Explorer’s Gateway course to $45 (all ages) for our more advanced Outdoor Adventure Course. We do extend discounts to select groups — visit our Groups page to learn more: http://wildblueropes.com/groups-events/
The amount of the time you spend on the Outdoor Adventure course is 2 hours plus time for getting your harnesses fitted, and a short ground school to teach you how to manage your way through the course. Climb time on the Explorer’s Gateway course is 1.5 hours.
Birthday party climb times are 1.5 hours plus time for gear fitting and training. Harnesses are removed prior to eating, and all climbing ends at that time.
And yes, spectators are allowed at Wild Blue Ropes at no charge!
Our hours sometimes vary around holidays and special occasions, but our regular operating hours are as follows:
We are OPEN to the General Public Friday 3 – 9, Saturday 10 – 9, and Sunday 10 – 6.
We are also open daily by appointment for groups of 12 or more.
We can schedule special group sessions anytime, any day or night! If you’re interested in booking a private session or wanting to have a special party at Wild Blue (yes, we do love to climb at night with big groups!), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a date and time to climb. We do require a guaranteed minimum of 12 participants, and attendees must be booked under the same reservation, with one payment method.
Absolutely! If our Wild Blue Crew made your experience an awesome one, it would be great if you could leave them a tip!
Given Wild Blue’s endless fun, reservations are strongly encouraged. You can book tickets online or by phone at 843-225-1555.
We are located less than 10 minutes from downtown Charleston. Visit our Find Us page for a map and driving directions.
Yes, you can! We encourage everyone to complete their waiver before arriving at Wild Blue to save time for more climbing! Please visit Smart Waiver (or click “Sign Our Waiver” at the bottom left of the website) to access the waiver via computer, laptop, smartphone, pad or tablet.
And remember — a waiver MUST be completed by the parent or guardian of all children under the age of 18! And don’t forget to complete a waiver for yourself if you are also getting into the sky on our challenge courses!
We are located just 10 minutes from downtown Charleston. Visit our Find Us page for a map and driving directions.
We have some tree shade off-course, and we sell cold beverages here. It’s so fun you don’t even notice the heat! Remember to bring your own water bottle (preferably with a carabiner to keep with you on the course), as we always have cold water for endless refills!
PLEASE hydrate well before you arrive at Wild Blue Ropes, and remember to keep hydrating while you climb, taking breaks as you need them! It’s pretty much impossible for our Crew to know how hydrated you may be, so please stay tuned into how you feel, and take breaks before you are worn out!
If you have a reservation (reservations are highly recommended), plan to arrive about 15 minutes prior to your start time. This allows you time to check in and get really excited while watching others!
There is plenty of free parking behind our course in the large parking lot. If you live on James Island, consider riding your bike!
Adventure doesn’t shy away from a bit of rain and neither do we. Wild Blue is typically open rain or shine. In the event of thunder, lightning or high winds we will take a break to see if the weather clears. Participants report that inclement weather actually added to the excitement and level of adventure of their ropes course.
Yes! Visit our Groups page for details on select group discounts.
We accept cash, credit cards (Amex, Discover, MC, Visa), bank debit cards, and cashier’s checks. We do not accept personal checks.
We cannot issue refunds for cancellation of your reservation. However, if you have to cancel your visit as a result of a family emergency, we are happy to offer you a gift certificate for a future visit within the same year.
When it comes to Wild Blue attire, think mountain man/woman meets trip to the gym. You’ll want to be comfortably clad in clothing that is suitable for climbing, allows freedom of movement, and will happily fit under a harness. You can leave the sandals at home; we’re a closed-toed shoes only establishment. Sneakers or climbing boots are best. And while we’re never ones to judge personal style, we do ask that long hair be tied back and piercings or jewelry be removed or taped over.
As our weather continues to warm up, we would suggest you consider wearing shorts to avoid becoming over-heated while on the courses (though not too short, simply to avoid any possible chafing that might be caused by our full-body harness)!
Although there are inherent risks involved in any sort of physical activity, ropes courses are very enjoyable if managed properly. The ropes course experience is based on the concept of perceived risk and creating environments that often require you to push yourself beyond your comfort zone while remaining physically and emotionally stable.
For our younger adventurers, we have a few simple policies that we must follow to make the experience enjoyable for everyone. We kindly ask that parents or guardians of children 11 years old or younger remain on the Wild Blue property any time their children are participating in our experiences. We have provided a viewing area very close to the challenge complex for your enjoyment.
In addition, we have some safety rules based on age, height, and course difficulty.
Children 5 years and up may use the course without an adult.
If a child can clip and unclip him or herself from the lifeline overhead*:
– Children 9 years and up may use the course without an adult.
– Children 5 to 8 years old must be accompanied by one adult on the course for every two children.
If a child cannot clip and unclip him or herself from the lifeline overhead*:
– Children 7 years and up must be accompanied by one adult on the course for every child.
* Our experience has shown us that children at least 5’ tall who are able to reach their entire palm above a height of 72″ (tippie-toes allowed!) with their arms above their heads are generally able to perform the clip/unclip maneuver by themselves.
Staff members are positioned both on the ground and up on the ropes at all times. However, we do want this to be your adventure, so we stay a comfortable distance. We can help you in a jam, but the sky and ropes are all yours! And yes, our challenge course staff are certified on the ropes.
A number of our staff are certified in first aid, CPR, lowering techniques, and always prioritize safety while still having fun. You’re in good hands!
Our favorite motto? Turn challenges into opportunities. If someone is afraid of heights, simply climbing a foot or two up a tree can be a major accomplishment and source of pride. Our course had been designed to start with easy elements to get everyone comfortable and participants can choose to continue at that level level or challenge themselves further by advancing to more difficult elements.
Our staff are certified in both physical and mental exercises to help you out if you run into a block. We have numerous points throughout the course where you can return to ground level, so don’t worry about getting stuck! We also have the skills and devices necessary for a lowering to ground if necessary.
We think a day at Wild Blue is the perfect gift and would love to sell you a gift certificate for a favorite someone or a special group of friends! Gift certificates are available through our reservations system.
Photographs are permitted from the ground. Once you are strapped in, we ask that you enjoy the experience sans technology for safety. GoPro cameras are welcomed, just be sure to bring along your helmet strap or chestie!
Dogs: We can’t allow Fido under the course, however we do have several designated green areas for you, your pooch, and yes, your picnic baskets!
Unfortunately, no. For insurance purposes, you are required to use our gear. But we provide you with top of the line tools and equipment to help make the most of your experience.
We encourage people of all shapes and sizes to visit. Everyone can participate regardless of physical ability or athletic experience; there are no failures on the ropes course. Wild Blue uses a challenge-by-choice approach so that each participant measures success by his or her own aspirations. For the safety of our guests, we do have an individual weight limit of 275 lbs. (125 kg.).