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Is ziplining safe?

This section is specifically for you, the nervous trip planner. We appreciate your apprehension and want you to know that safety is always our top priority.

We’ve had ages 7 – 95 zipline with us and our zipline tours truly are an experience the whole family can enjoy. Whether you are nervous about heights or are concerned how safe ziplining is, we invite you to read our safety standards below as well as some online reviews. It isn’t hard to find one that starts with “I was nervous at first, BUT…”

Tom P.Google

I hardly give a reviewbut I have to applaud the CLIMB Works team for their great enthusiasm and hard work. It was my first-time zip-lining; they made sure I was safe and engaged throughout the entire time. Trust me, this is the best zipline in Hawaii.

AlexGoogle Review

Safe as kittens with their mommaOur guides were saints and scholars rolled into an adventure package Lewis and Clark would be proud of. Not only did they give us the ride of our lives, they also made us feel safe as kittens with their momma.

RyanGoogle Review

Great with kidsThey were great with our kids and really made sure the kids felt safe and understood what to do and when to do it. The guides encouraged the kids to have fun with the whole experience! The views and zip lines were totally amazing.

KevinGoogle Review

Everything was taken care ofThey helped strap you in, give clear instructions, and kept us smiling for all 3 hours. Everything felt safe and secure, there was a lot of stops for water on hot days!

EthanGoogle Review

These guys were top notchSafety was a top priority and the whole crew made sure there were no surprises. If you want to zip line on Oahu, look no further than CLIMB Works. My wife and I will definitely be visiting their other location on the mainland!

LindaGoogle Review

This was my first time doing a Zipline at age 75After reading all of the safety measures, I felt better about going. I am so glad I did. It was the experience of a lifetime. The 3 guides were wonderful. They were very patient & helpful throughout the experience.

Our Safety Standards

We exceed industry safety standards
If you are nervous, you can set your mind at ease. We follow and exceed all industry safety standards set by ACCT and ANSI. Safety is always our first priority and we have the track record to prove it.

Always Clipped In
Throughout your tour you will always be safely secured and our trained guides will take care of all equipment transfers to hook you up to the zip line and other parts of the course. You’re in good hands.

Is it safe for first-timers?
Absolutely. No zipline experience is necessary because our trained staff takes care of all equipment transfers and safety operations from start to finish.

Trained guides
CLIMB Works’ background is in safety training and has years worth of professional training experience. Each of our trained guides that will take you through your tour has undergone thorough and extensive safety training; we also require ongoing training to maintain a high level of safety. These trainings include basic safety techniques and protocol to advanced rescue scenarios.

A place to visit if you seek adventure and safety at the same time.

– John, Yelp

Will I be required to ‘hand-brake’ myself?
No. We take care of all the braking for you. By eliminating ‘hand-braking’ we have taken the safety issue of speed regulation out of the hands of participants and put it into the hands of your trained guides. We also use the best in zip line braking, the ZIPKEA, which eliminates riders having to “hand-brake” or drag themselves over spans on cable. For more information on ZIPKEA, visit hackwellinnovations.com.

What if I am afraid of heights?
A lot of – if not most – people are afraid or at least uneasy with heights. What we have found is after doing the first zip line, the fear or unease goes away when you see how easy ziplining is. You know that feeling you get on roller coasters where your stomach drops? That doesn’t happen in ziplining. So it’s OK and normal to be a little apprehensive, but you’ve got this.

Course design & construction
CLIMB Works builds zipline tours all over the country. To go above and beyond the industry safety standards, we team up with structural engineers, professional arborists, and other industry professionals. Every part of our course has built-in redundancies for added security. With years of experience in course design, construction, training and inspection, we lead the industry in innovative safety practices.

Equipment used
All equipment used complies with and exceeds industry standards, and is inspected regularly.