April 28, 2016
Astro Jump of DC, Maryland (MD) and Virginia (VA) has taken its next step towards mechanical amusement rentals by purchasing a beautiful Extreme Engineering mobile rock wall. We have decided to call our new wall, Astro Mountain. A few years ago we decided to buy our first Mechanical Bull under considerable pressure from our customers. The pressure has mounted again with a mobile rock wall and we have responded! Our new 26’ rock wall, Astro Mountain, will be the centerpiece for many public events to come throughout the DC metro area. Today I want to discuss how a rock wall rental with Astro Jump DC works.
When we drive to the spot of your choosing, setup of Astro Mountain begins. While the rock wall can fit in many spaces, it comes equipped on a large trailer so there must be room to navigate it. The location must also be on a flat surface without any trees interfering with where the rock wall will stand. After a short set up period Astro Jump staff will be ready to accept the first climbers for the wall.
Astro Jump’s mobile rock wall comes with two event attendants to deliver, run, and take down the unit. One of these attendants is in charge of clipping people to the wall, watching them as they climb, and then unclipping them after they descend. The other attendant, with the assistance of an adult volunteer from the customer, is in charge of helping people put on their harnesses and adjusting them to the appropriate size. Fortunately, our harnesses are all universal fit and will work for all age groups and sizes.
There are three climbing routes set up on Astro Jump’s wall. Even though our rock wall is technically a 5 person climber, we opted to outfit it for only 3 people to improve the user’s experience. With fewer people climbing on a bigger wall it gives the climbers more flexibility to climb without feeling crowded on the wall. This will make the line move slower because only 3 can go at a time rather than 5, but the user experience will be much improved and more fun.
When climbers start on the wall they will find that their climbing route seems fairly easy at first. As they get higher on the wall, however, the rocks become smaller and the climbing more difficult. If it gets too difficult for someone all they need to do is let go and the auto-belay system will slowly lower them down the wall. If someone is victorious and reaches the top of Astro Mountain, they press the victory siren to let all around know who conquered the mountain before also letting go and descending slowly to the ground.
The rock wall is a fantastic large event center piece. At 26’ tall it can be seen from far off. With climbing routes appropriate for all skill levels both kids and adults can have a great time. Add a few inflatables, concessions, and carnival games to your rock wall rental and you have one impressive festival.
Our rock wall rental can be delivered, set up, managed, and taken down anywhere in our Washington, DC, Virginia (VA), or Maryland (MD) coverage areas for no additional cost to the rental. Unlike most of our items, except for the mechanical bull and laser tag, the rental rates depend on how long you want the rental. The best way for us to plan a mobile rock wall rental for your party is for you to call one of our professional event planners at 703-339-8000. We at Astro Jump are excited to offer you our new rockwall. Give us a call and we’ll discuss bringing Astro Mountain to your next event.