Summit Ropes is the largest Indoor Ropes Adventure Course in the U.S.

Our park consists of 16,550 square feet of ropes course with integrated Via Ferrata climbing. Come experience Summit Ropes, Loudoun County’s route to fun and adventure.

Accommodating ages 7 and up, we offer challenging activities that engage participants’ mind and body as they choose their level of difficulty based on route choice.

Guests wear a full-body climbing harness and utilize a smart belay system which attaches to a belay cable, ensuring participant safety at all times.

Frequently AskedQuestions

General Information

How are you dealing with the coronavirus outbreak?

Due to the recent impact of the coronavirus in our area, visits to public establishments like Summit Ropes, cause concern. Keeping our guests and associates healthy and safe is always top priority at Summit Ropes. We would like to share the steps we are taking to increase the level of cleaning and sanitization that is taking place throughout our facility.

At Summit Ropes, we have always had Touch-Free Restrooms, and multiple Touch-Free hand sanitizer stations located throughout our facility. We have, and always will, require our associates to wash their hands frequently throughout the day and require them to remain at home when they exhibit signs of illness. We have a dedicated associate constantly cleaning and sanitizing all areas of our facility during business hours. Equipment is cleaned after each use and we clean and sanitize all tables, seating and railings throughout the facility, including all major touch point areas of our course. We continue to do our normal two-hour facility cleaning and sanitization after closing.

We know this is a difficult and unprecedented time for our area, rest assured we will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure guest health and safety, while providing families an experience of a lifetime.

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Are there age, height and weight restrictions?

Zion Summit: Main Course

  • Participants age is 7+.
  • Must be accompanied by adult (18+) if between ages 4-6.
  • Must be minimum 4 feet 4 inches to climb
  • No taller than 6 feet 5 inches.
  • Weight limit is no more than 285 pounds
Directions to Summit Ropes?

Location: Summit Ropes is located on Old Ox Road (VA-606) 0.5 miles East of Dulles Greenway and 1.5 miles west of Rt. 28 in Sterling VA. We are approximately five minutes away for Washington Dulles Airport.
Address: 44810 Old Ox Road, Sterling VA  20166


What is your inclement weather policy?

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY – Summit Ropes is an Indoor Adventure Challenge Course that is open all year round. However, in the highly unlikely event we must close due to inclement weather, such as Snowmageddon, Megalopolitan Blizzard or the Knickerbocker Blizzard (yes, this is a real thing, look it up), customers who have pre-booked their climbing adventure will have the opportunity to re-book their adventure for an alternate date.

Is the indoor adventure challenge course certified?

Summit Ropes is the creation of owners Amy Stuart and Dan Kasabian. Motivated by their love of climbing and inspired by the outdoors, Amy and Dan modeled this challenge course after Zion National Park. Summit Ropes’ engineering, design, manufacturing and construction was completed by Walltopia, a world leader in climbing design and manufacturing. The Park is built and maintained to the standards of the ACCT (Association of Challenge Course Technology) specifications, among the most stringent ropes challenge course safety standards in the world.

What food services are available?

At this time, NO outside food is allowed. We do allow you to bring in your own water bottle.

For groups and parties we have catering and pizza available from Broadlands Brick Oven Pizza.  Ask for details when booking your group visit or see Pizza details in the party booking.

Summer 2021, we will be featuring our very own Cafe, so stay tuned. 

Is there a fee for parking?

Nope. Parking at Summit Ropes is absolutely free; however, our parking is limited so please allow adequate time to locate parking before your event and carpool if possible. We appreciate your patience as we work to address this limitation and the inconvenience it poses on your overall experience at Summit Ropes.

What is your privacy policy?
What is your policy on tobacco?

Smoking, smokeless tobacco and vaping is strictly prohibited in the Summit Ropes facility and within 100 ft of our entrances.

What are your hours of operation?

Summit Ropes is open all year round!

Current Hours (as of October 2020)

Saturday & Sunday - General Reservations (Click Here)

Sunday thru Friday - Closed to general public. Private Reservations and Group Events only!

What if I am late for my reservation?

You are required to check-in 15 minutes prior to your scheduled booking in order to ensure that you have the proper time needed for training and harnessing. Summit Ropes has the discretion to move your booking to the next available time slot if this does not occur. Please note this will not take away from your allotted time on the course.


Can I cancel a reservation?

For complete details, please reference the Cancellation Policy section of our terms and conditions.

What is your no-show policy?

In fairness to all guests, participants with reserved bookings who fail to show for their reserved booking time and provide no prior notice of cancellation are liable for the entire booking cost. The No-Show Policy is applicable to all participants, including group reservations.

No-Shows are not eligible for monetary refund, credit, gift card, rescheduling of the event, or any other reimbursement. No-Shows will forfeit the entire booking cost.

Is a ticket required to watch my friends/family climb?

Nope! There is no fee to observe climbers at Summit Ropes. Come watch your friends, family, neighbors and team mates climb or simply lounge or work on our observation mezzanine.

What is the time duration of the ticket?

Our Summit Ropes Pay-for-Play tickets differ in duration depending on the ticket type. Tickets range in time from 60 minutes up to 2 hours on the course.

Are advanced reservations required?

At this time, Reservations are required. We are not accepting walk-ins at this time. You can book your reservation online or call 855-578-6648.

Are Summit Ropes gift cards available?

Yes. Summit Ropes gift cards are available for purchase online or at our facility.

Are annual passes available?

Annual passes are Coming Soon

Parties & Groups

Are we allowed to bring our own food?

Public Party/Event - No outside food or drink is allowed at this time. We have catering and pizza available from Broadlands Brick Oven Pizza. Ask for details when booking your event.

Private Party/Event - You are allowed to bring food and drink. No alcohol is allowed without a special permit.

Summer 2021, we will be featuring our very own Cafe and catering, so stay tuned. 

Are private or group sessions available?

Summit Ropes offers group outings for field trips, team and corporate events. Group adventure is our passion at Summit Ropes and we have packages to meet a variety of needs. Whether you want to join-up with friends, meet-up with your sports buds or team-up with your colleagues, Summit Ropes has an adventure for you. Please visit our Groups Page for more details.

Can I schedule a birthday party at Summit Ropes?

Summit Ropes offers amazing birthday party packages on one of our challenge courses. Each party includes time on the course, a party room, and a party facilitator who will work with you to ensure your party is an amazing experience. Please visit our Parties page to book your next party with us.

What time should I arrive?

It is best that your party or group(s) arrives at least to 20 minutes prior to your schedule activity. This will allow for harnessing and safety orientation, and maximum time on the challenge course.  Please make sure everyone in your party and/or group completes the necessary waiver ahead of time and is dressed appropriately for the adventure.

Are there age, height and weight restrictions?

Zion Summit: Main Course

  • Participants age is 7+.
  • Must be accompanied by adult (18+) if between ages 4-6.
  • Must be minimum 4 feet 4 inches to climb
  • No taller than 6 feet 5 inches.
  • Weight limit is no more than 285 pounds

Ropes Adventure Course

Are there age, weight or height restrictions?

Zion Summit: Main Course

  • Participants age is 7+.
  • Must be accompanied by adult (18+) if between ages 4-6.
  • Must be minimum 4 feet 4 inches to climb
  • No taller than 6 feet 5 inches.
  • Weight limit is no more than 285 pounds


What is the difficulty of the trails/elements?

Our course has several levels of difficulty:

Green = Novice (Scout’s Landing)

Beige = Beginner (Zion Summit)

Red = Intermediate (Zion Summit)

Black = Expert (Zion Summit)

What clothing and shoes should I wear?

Wear clothing appropriate for working out or sporting activities. We recommend well-fitted clothing that does not hang loose as it may get tangled in cables and ropes. Closed-toe and closed heel shoes are required and sneakers or hiking shoes are recommended. Heels, crocs, tevas, flip-flops, and sandals are not permitted on the course. If you have long hair, it is best to tie it back. Additionally, please refrain from wearing any loose jewelry.

What equipment is provided?

All guests will be outfitted with a full-body harness and a helmet. Climbing gloves are not required but may be used if you wish to bring them. Climbing shoes are not recommended on the course.

Do I have to be really fit to complete the challenge course?

The Summit Ropes course requires a general level of physical fitness and dexterity; however, anyone can participate. Our course is designed to accommodate a range of physical and skill levels and we encourage everyone to give the course a try. Our Course Monitors are watching at all times and ready to assist if a participant needs a little guidance or a full rescue. Please see our Participation Requirements for a complete list of the safety rules of participation.

Are all guests required to have a completed/signed waiver?

Yes. Every Summit Ropes participant needs a completed waiver form on file prior to their climb. Participants 18 years and older will sign the waiver for themselves and anyone younger than 18 must have a parent or legal guardian signature. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 18.

Will Summit Ropes provide supervision on the course?

Summit Ropes has course monitors that are available to assist participants when needed and can provide guidance on how to best complete an obstacle. However, they are not supervising participants at all times. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 18.

Can a guest climb while wearing a cast or sling?

No, if a guest is recovering from an injury, has a cast or other immobilization device, they will not be allowed on the course.

Can I spend more than the designated time on the course?

Most participants will find that completing the full hour on Zion Summit is quite the challenge. However, in the event you are training for a special event or just want to experience muscle fatigue like never before, you may spend additional time on the course. 

You can either purchase the 2 hour pass when booking your reservation, or you can add the extra hour at the end of your pass inside the facility. 

Once your allotted time is up, if you are not checked out, you will be charged the hourly rate until equipment is turned in.

What are the participation requirements of the course?

Please reference our Participation Requirements document.

Should I bring my own equipment?

All the equipment you need will be provided for you. For your safety, you will use our harnesses and helmets, no additional equipment is needed. You are welcome to bring your own climbing gloves if you wish, or purchase a pair from us.


Summit Ropes is located on Old Ox Road (VA-606) 0.5 miles East of Dulles Greenway and 1.5 miles west of Rt. 28 in Sterling, VA.


44810 Old Ox Road
Sterling VA 20166