Head Rush Distribution Announcement


We are excited to announce that a distribution deal with Head Rush Technologies in the US has been agreed, to supply their products to the UK market.

Who are HRT?

These are the guys behind the brilliant magnetic (eddy current) braking system utilised in their TRUBLUE Autobelays that all around the world have been successfully replacing the old Redpoint autobelay system with no known incidents, safety notices or recalls. They have applied innovative technology to bring new adventure recreation equipment to the climbing, zip line, adventure and amusement industry, to make adventure activities safer while offering the ability to increase throughput. You can view the Head Rush catalogue here.

Why have ACR got involved?

Autobelays are not used extensively in the outdoor adventure industry and although a couple of years later HRT launched their zipSTOP product, it wasn’t until 2014 when they launched their QUICKjump product that we thought there would be a demand in the markets that we service. Since then we have liaised closely with a few organisations that immediately installed them to gather feedback on this new product. Overwhelmingly it has been positive!

However purchasing product (particularly high value and heavy product) from the USA is not easy so we made the decision to get involved and become a UK stockist.

View the full range of Head Rush  products on the ACR website now.

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.

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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CCS to exhibit at ASGC Conference in Clitheroe

CCS are proud to announce that they will be attending the ASGC Conference on the 24th November at Waddow Hall in Clitheroe.  Nigel Ruse, Chairman of the ASGC says that year’s event is bigger and better than ever, with workshops and a Trade Show.  Wayne Ellis of International Safety Components (ISC) Ltd, will be conducting two workshops on Saturday 24th.

Wayne Ellis is Commercial Director for ISC which is an engineering company specialising in work/climb hardware. Wayne has worked for UK-based manufacturers in the Work at Height industry for 20 years, initially working with soft goods but more recently with hardware selling to and educating users in various markets worldwide. Recently ISC has turned its attention to the adventure park market and developed much needed new products for ropes courses and zip lines, and Wayne’s presentation will concentrate on how these products are designed, developed and manufactured, how they are CE approved, the importance of on-going batch testing and traceability, but most importantly how they should be inspected, maintained and generally looked after.

Thriftwood Scout Group First to fit Monkeys

Thriftwood International Scout Campsite has recently become the UK’s first scout group to purchase a set of Monkey Hardware for its recreational tree climbing area.

Colin Tilbrook Centre Manager at Thriftwood took the plunge to purchase a Basic set because, “they looked fun and easy to use, with minimal maintenance. Its a great activity for climbers but it also provides an element of experiential learning for the belayer. We hope to buy a bigger set ‘Rock and Ice’ in the future to provide a tougher challenge for older kids”