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kidsjumpingNew product line extension adds elements of adventure and positive risk taking to the playground that appeal to children.

Netted Boulders are the newest addition to the NatureROCKS Playground Boulder Line from Everlast Climbing. A variety of durable climbing nets and ladders are attached to boulders or log-theme posts of differing sizes to create unique and fun adventure elements for outdoor play spaces.

Seven different configurations are available and all are named after mountain ranges. They include Cascade Range, Mount Hayden, Mount McKinley, Pikes Peak, Sierra Nevada, Spider Mountain and The Rockies. The Cascade Range is the largest Netted Boulder configuration and includes small, medium and large NatureROCKS Sandstone Boulders connected by a Tapered Ladder Net, Corkscrew Ladder Net and Double Sloped Ladder Net. Instead of using additional boulders, Mount Hayden features a unique log-theme post with Balance Ropes to create a more affordable configuration. Pikes Peak is the simplest arrangement with a V Ladder Net attached to a small NatureROCKS Granite Boulder. There is enough variety to accommodate different tastes, budgets and spaces.

Traveling up, across, over and down all of the different nets, ladders and boulders requires problem solving, strength, coordination and courage. “The fact that the Netted Boulders are challenging makes them very fun for kids,” said Sarah Howard, Marketing Manager for Everlast Climbing. “The developmental benefits of that kind of play are an added bonus.”

Each NatureROCKS boulder is constructed of durable glass fiber reinforced concrete and is hand painted to resemble granite or sandstone. The boulders are weather resistant and look and feel like real rock boulders. The ropes, nets and ladders are constructed of steel wire and synthetic fiber covered in outer layers of polypropylene and UV-resistant polyester fiber making them strong, flexible and comfortable to grasp. NatureROCKS Netted Boulders should be installed by professional playground installers and require safety surfacing that meets ASTM standards. NatureROCKS Netted Boulders are appropriate for children ages 5 to 12 years.

“We’re really excited about this new product,” said Tim Sudeith, General Manager of Everlast Climbing. “Netted Boulders engage children in active, outdoor play which is something children these days need more of.”

About Everlast Climbing
Everlast Climbing is committed to improving youth fitness with dynamic and innovative products that engage children and inspire physical activity. The company is headquartered in Mendota Heights, MN, and is a PlayCore company. More information is available about Everlast Climbing at http://www.everlastclimbing.com.

About PlayCore
PlayCore helps build stronger communities around the world by advancing play through research, education and partnerships. PlayCore combines best in class planning and education programs with the most comprehensive array of recreation products available to create play solutions that match the unique needs of each community they serve. Learn more at http://www.playcore.com

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newsSpecialty climbing walls will be made available through a preferred vendor partnership between Everlast Climbing and the Jewish Community Center Association of North America.

Everlast Climbing, manufacturer of innovative indoor and outdoor rock climbing walls, has been accepted into the JCC Association of North America’s Preferred Vendor Program. Its comprehensive offering of high-quality climbing walls and programming, for ages 3 to adult, align well with JCC’s early childhood, youth, fitness and aquatics programs.

“We have spent time and effort researching companies that best suit the needs of our JCCs and we strongly believe that because Everlast Climbing offers a full line of climbing walls that already serve schools, camps and parks and recreation facilities, they are a perfect partner,” said Brian Soileau, JCCA Health & Wellness Consultant. “Their attention to detail in offering climbing resources, installation services and on-site staff training shows their commitment to serving all of our JCC communities.”

Everlast Climbing’s product line includes horizontal and vertical climbing walls with surfaces that vary from rock-realistic to write-on/wipe-off and custom mural scenes. Its outdoor climbing line includes NatureROCKS® Playground Boulders and a double-sided Playground Climbing Wall. Its Kersplash® Pool Climbing Wall is ideal for any pool, indoors or out. Additionally, Everlast Climbing offers installation services, on-site staff training and educational programing to help facilities reap the greatest benefits from their climbing walls.

“We are honored to be identified as a JCC Association Preferred Vendor,” stated Tim Sudeith, General Manager of Everlast Climbing. “We look forward to supporting JCCs as they explore the benefits of adding rock climbing to their youth and adult programming.”

As a first step in introducing JCCs to rock climbing, Everlast Climbing is offering a webinar to JCCA members entitled Climbing the Walls at the JCC: Rock Climbing 101. The webinar includes an overview of the various climbing walls available in the marketplace, the rationale for adding rock climbing to programming, safety and risk management protocol, programming ideas and exciting activities that can be hosted on a climbing wall. The webinar is taking place on May 27, 2015 at 1:30 PM CST at no cost. Registration is available online at https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EB58DD82874B38

About Everlast Climbing
Everlast Climbing is committed to improving youth fitness with dynamic and innovative products that engage children and inspire physical activity. The company is headquartered in Mendota Heights, MN, and is a PlayCore company. Learn more at http://www.everlastclimbing.com

About JCC Association
JCC Association is the continental umbrella organization for the Jewish Community Center Movement, which includes more than 350 JCCs, YM-YWHAs, and camp sites in the U.S. and Canada. JCC Association offers a wide range of services and resources to help its affiliates to provide educational, cultural, social, Jewish identity-building, and recreational programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. JCC Association supports the largest network of Jewish early childhood centers and Jewish summer camps in North America, and is also a U.S. government accredited agency for serving the religious and social needs of Jewish military personnel through JWB Jewish Chaplains Council. Learn more at http://www.jcca.org