Center Parcs install Monkey Hardware climbing activities










We’ve had a tremendous summer here at ACR with some pretty awesome clients returning to us for the 3rd season, plus the addition of new clients such as Center Parcs!  Their Sherwood Forest Village has recently installed 7 of our Monkey Hardware climbing activities – all 12m up in the trees, complete with auto belays so you can abseil back down to earth if you’re too tired after all that climbing!  You can even practice Dry Tooling (Ice Climbing as we prefer to call it), with the Rock & Ice and Mushroom sets – a unique activity at this Center Parcs Village, make sure you try it out on your next visit.


Steve Cooper – Group Outdoor Activity & Safety Manager – comments;

“Our new Tree Climbing activity at Sherwood Forest has been a hit from the beginning. Our activities are designed for families to spend time together, to challenge themselves to then emerge more confident, to try new things and be close to nature and this new activity embraces these aspects perfectly! It has been a great experience working with Adventure Climb Rescue on this new activity and we’re sure it will continue to be very popular.”



To view all our images of Monkey Hardware from Center Parcs please visit our Facebook gallery here.

Adventure Climb Rescue (ACR) – The new face of Challenge Course Supplies

ACR - New website launched

Welcome to Adventure Climb Rescue (ACR). Our small and friendly company started in 2012 specialising in climbing related products for the Adventure Park market but we have grown quickly and since our customers kept asking us to provide a more and more diverse product range that’s what we’ve done! Since our members’ expertise is in the work at height/rescue sector we’ve stuck with what we know best but diversified into a couple of new market sectors primarily industrial work at height and fire/rescue services.

Adventure – A wide range of products for outdoor education centres, adventure parks, zip lines, high ropes courses & Scouts/ Guides. Brands include: Monkey Hardware Portable Climbing System, ISC SmartSnap Continuous Attachment Device, Quickjump Freefall Device. Coming soon: ISC Zippey Zip Trolley and Checkmate Explorer harness

Climb – Products for industrial climbing & work at height, including rope access, tower climbing & rigging such as SAR Rope Adjustment Device (RAD), Checkmate Vantage Harness, Checkmate Atom-X Micro Fall Arrest Blocks and ClimbTech Portable Anchors

Rescue – Products for SAR/USAR teams and the industrial/ occasional rescuer, for confined space and pick-off rescue. Innovation in this sector includes: The ISC D4 Work/Rescue Descender, Arachnipod Total Edge Management System, Slix Stretcher and reflective rope

We continue to represent some of the world’s leading brands, including innovative German brand, Monkey Hardware with their unique Monkey Climbing System for Trees, and British brands ISC, Checkmate, Abtech, Ridgegear, SAR & Marlow – We are proud to fly the flag for British design, development and manufacturing and enjoy the product reliability and technical support that comes with it.

Events November 2013

Come and see us at the ASGC Annual Conference

Gilwell Park Scout Activity Centre, Bury Road, Chingford, E4 7QW

On Saturday 30th November 2013.  The Trade Show runs from 11.00am until 4.00pm.

This year there are over 25 exhibitors, so well worth a visit!  CCS will be holding two Monkey Hardware Workshops at 1.30pm and 2.45pm, (this will be outside so please bring appropriate outdoor clothing if you are going to attend).  There will be a demonstration, open Q&A session and attendees will have the opportunity to try the Monkeys.   

As an added bonus, CCS will be offering a 20% discount off any Standard Set of Monkeys for orders placed on the day of the Conference, (Terms and Conditions Apply*).


  • Only available to ASGC Members.
  • Orders must be placed at the Conference. 
  • Goods will be invoiced week commencing 02/12/13. 
  • All invoices must be paid in full by 31/12/2013 for delivery to customer by 31/01/2014.
  • Applies to Standard ‘off the shelf, boxed sets’ only – no deviations of contents, one colour per set.
  • Does not apply to ancillary products (Tree Tools, Orangutan Backpack will not qualify for discount).
  • Please note that Monkey Sets WILL NOT be available to take away on the day.

Courses and Events October 2013

Challenge Course Supplies would like to make you aware of a FREE Monkey Hardware Workshop and two NEW exciting training courses scheduled for October 2013: 

Challenge Course Supplies & Monkey Hardware Present a one day workshop -How to install the Monkey Hardware Climbing System

Venue:                                    Tree Top Adventure, Llanrwst Road,

                                                 Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia LL24 0HA

Date & Time:                          29th October 2013 0900-1700

Cost:                                        FOC

Introduction;  Monkeys are an exciting activity that can be installed in trees without causing any damage to the tree.  They can be used to promote confidence, communication, movement, and of course fun!  The Monkeys can be used by schools, youth and adult organisations such as OEC/Scouts & Guides/Ropes Courses/Adventure Parks/Farm Attractions & Mobile Adventure Operators.  The advantage is the relatively low cost of purchase when compared to a traditional climbing wall or facility, the ease of installation and maintenance, and the portability. 

Workshop Presenter & Coordinator; The Workshop will be conducted by Franz Muller, CEO of Monkey Hardware, and coordinated by Amanda Wild of Challenge Course Supplies (Monkey Hardware’s UK Distributor).

How to book; Download, complete and return the Booking Form

  1. Places on the workshop are limited and are offered on a first come, first served basis.  Please note that attendance on the workshop does not constitute formal training.



Monkey Hardware Tree Climbing Instructor and Installer Course

Monkey Hardware Tree Climbing Instructor Course (2 days) & Monkey Hardware Tree Climbing Installer Course (1 day)

The aim of this training is to qualify for independent installation and instruction of the Monkey Hardware Tree Climbing System.  This course is being conducted by an ERCA qualified trainer, and will be endorsed by Vertex Training.

Venue; Cranham Scout Centre, Cranham, Gloucester, GL4 8HP

Dates; 14th, 15th & 16th October 2013

Costs; £150.00 per person, inclusive of Self Catering Acc. at Cranham Scout Centre

 Further information and details of How to book:

1.      Follow this link to download further information and booking forms;

2.      Call Cranham Scout Centre 01452 812309

3.      Email


 ERCA Temporary Low Ropes Course Construction and Instructor Training

The aim of this training is to qualify for independent construction and instruction of safe temporary low ropes course elements.

This course includes both the instructing of low ropes course and the construction of temporary low ropes. 

Venue : Tree Top Adventure, Llanrwst Rd, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, LL24 0HA

Dates : 27th, 28th and 29th October 2013 

Cost : £225 + VAT (accommodation not included) 

Course Details:  Close to the ground exciting motion tasks can be built to promote movement skills, confidence and communication. These structures find applications in school, in youth and youth organisations, and those working in psychomotor development and training.  The advantage is the relatively low cost of building and the diverse application possibilities. 

Further information and details of How to book:

1        Follow this link to download further information and booking forms;

2        Call Tree Top Adventure 01690 710914


Wiltshire Outdoor Learning take delivery of New Monkey Climbing Holds

CCS have recently delivered Monkey Climbings NEW ‘Mushroom’ Ice Climbing / Dry Tooling set to Wiltshire Outdoor Learning.  This is a World exclusive – Wiltshire Outdoor Learning is THE ONLY place, worldwide to have this brand new design in the Monkey Hardware range.

Monkey Hardware ‘Dry Tooling’ on Trees

South Morley District Scouts installed Monkey Hardware Tree Climb this weekend

SLAM Scouts NEW Monkey Climb


SLAM Scouts NEW Crate Stack Activity

South Morley and Leeds District Scouts have been upgrading their facilities this Spring – They now have an Archery Area, Crate Stack, and Monkey Tree Climb.  The whole group have been working very hard in installing the new activities.  CCS have supplied Shear reduction pulleys, the Monkey Climbing Set, and our newly launched Adventure Harness with back attachment point – making it ideal for crate stacking activities.

Oliver Blackburn and one or two friends have also made a promotional video which you can view on Youtube!  Great soundtrack too.

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Beaudesert Park Campsite order more Monkeys!

Everyone likes to Monkey Around!

Nigel Theaker, Estate Manager of Beaudesert Camp Site in Cannock Wood, Staffordshire has placed another order to top up their exisitng Monkey Climb in the Trees!  Everyone is eagerly awaiting their arrival, which will see the climb extended by another 11mtrs or so.

Follow this link to their facebook page to keep up with events;!/beaudesertpark?fref=ts






CCS have recently supplied Spartan Race with a set of Monkey Hardware Climbing Holds.  The Monkeys will be trialled this Sunday, 18th November, at the Spartan Beast Race taking place at Brands Hatch.

Talk about a Baptism of Fire – 5000 entrants will be climbing those Monkeys!!

Registration closes on the 15th November – so if you haven’t registered already, get to it!