From play places to trampoline parks to sports on the grass and court, Loudoun’s commercial recreational amenities have blossomed over the past decade. This week, they make room for what Summit Ropes’ owners are touting as the largest indoor ropes course in the country.
Located along Old Ox Road in Sterling, Summit Ropes Indoor Adventure Park is the brainchild of Dan Kasabian and Amy Stuart. The 16,550-square-foot space features an exhilarating ropes course and 120 vertical challenges made to delight children and adults alike.
“We have climbed some of the highest peaks in the United States and love to experience the outdoors—experience life. With the creation of Summit Ropes, we hope to encourage these type of adventures amongst our community and our children,” Stuart said. “We want to bring a unique experience to our town where people can have fun, socialize, be active, and feel a sense of community.”
The dream began in 2016 as an “aspiring blueprint,” a press release noted. And construction has taken the better part of six months. First came demolition, where the interior of the building was stripped to make room for course framework. Installation of obstacle elements followed, as well as the construction of the 86-foot rock wall and a 2,474-square-foot observation mezzanine.
“Building an indoor adventure park has been phenomenal. As expected, managing a startup, working full-time and balancing family life hasn’t been a cakewalk. But without a doubt, this journey has been nothing short of extraordinary and we have gained an even deeper appreciation for entrepreneurship,” recounts Kasabian.
Kasabian and Stuart said Summit Ropes is an ideal destination for adventurers young and small, and can accommodate children from age 4 on up. From everyday fun to parties to date nights to corporate or teambuilding events, Summit Ropes can host them all.
The public can get its first taste of the indoor ropes course when it opens its doors Friday, Jan. 18. Interested climbers are encouraged to purchase passes and schedule climb times online at summitropes.comor over the phone at 855-579-6648.
Summit Ropes is located at 44810 Old Ox Road in Sterling.