Learn to make authentic choices and step outside your comfort zone through any of our high-adventure activities.
High Ropes Course
Built in 2015, our multi-level ropes course is designed to help participants overcome fears, gain self-confidence and better understand the element of choice. The ropes course has two levels (a medium and high course) as well as a zip line. All ropes course activities are facilitated by certified 100 Elk instructors and include a safety talk, tour of the course, instruction, gear and 1 to 2 hours in the course. Groups typically spend a half to full rotation at the ropes course, depending on their size.
Leap of Faith
The Leap of Faith is a stand-alone high element where a participant (on belay) jumps off a platform 30-feet off the ground in an attempt to catch a trapeze a short distance away. While this is an individual activity, the participant receives support from the staff and group on the ground who serve as part of the belay team. For many of our participants, this is an opportunity to gain self-confidence in their abilities and decision-making as well as to learn to trust the equipment and team below. The Leap of Faith is usually combined with our Giant’s Ladder and low ropes course for a full (3.5-hour) rotation.
The Giant’s Ladder is a stand-alone high element that challenges participants to work together to climb up a large, suspended ladder. The element, suspended on cables between two large trees, requires participants (on belay) to work with each other to set a goal and work toward climbing as far as they can together. The rungs get farther apart and more difficult to climb as they work to achieve their goal – providing a unique opportunity to practice trust, balance and cooperation. This activity is an excellent way to practice teamwork and is often combined with the Leap of Faith and low ropes course for a full (3.5-hour) rotation.
Built in 2002, the Wyly Rock Gym is a 900-sq-ft facility with climbing routes for all abilities. The facility includes a bouldering wall with a loft on top for hanging out, four top ropes, three auto-belay systems and padded, carpeted floor for comfortable landings. Professional route setters change routes annually. Rock gym rotations led by 100 Elk staff include climbing gear, safety instruction, warm-up bouldering activities, and time for free climbing on top ropes and auto-belays. The rock gym is also a popular evening activity, combined with our gaga pit upstairs in Wyly.
Rock Tower (Ralyne’s Rocks)
Located at Round-Up Ranch, the rock tower is a 35-ft-tall simulated-rock structure with a variety of climbs including four top ropes and one auto-belay system. The routes range from beginner-intermediate to difficult. Adjacent to the rock tower is a 10-foot bouldering rock, ideal for all levels of climbers. The rock tower is offered as an optional activity during rec time for groups before dinner and can be incorporated as a half or full rotation, depending upon the size of the group.
Learn the basic techniques of archery and have the opportunity to practice your skills. 100 Elk has several bow options for participants including recurve, compound and traditional archery bows. Our range has three main bulls-eye targets at varying distances, as well as several movable targets for beginner and advanced archers. Our courses, taught by 100 Elk instructors, allow participants above the age of 10 to practice shooting in a safe and fun environment.
100 Elk welcomes participants of all riding levels. Learn how to prepare for a ride, saddling procedures, commands, general horse behavior, grooming and trail etiquette. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, learning the fundamentals of horsemanship and working with your horse teaches you valuable lessons about communication and teamwork. Our corral staff offers sessions on basic and advanced skills, trail rides and arena work. Beginner sessions typically last a full rotation and include a trail ride and Horse 101 session.
Note: There is an extra cost. In 2019, horseback riding is only available in the fall.