5 Thrilling Step2 Climbers – Big and Small

For over a quarter of a century, Step2 has been a company dedicated to bringing joy to children by making the best quality playhouses that captivate their imagination. These climbers are great examples and each one will help them develop their minds and bodies into a happy and healthy lifestyle.

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Why a Climber?

Kids have energy and lots of it. There are a ton of ways for them to exert this energy out like running, jumping, climbing. The best scenario is if they do all of these things outside…your furniture would appreciate it.

Having play sets that encourage climbing outside is a great way to get them out of the house and provides a perfect cardio workout. As we all know, cardio is good for the body and mind.


Clubhouse Climber

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This product was designed for multiple activities to give your child a whirlwind of imaginative possibilities.

What does it include?

The first section is a clubhouse with a staircase on one side and a slide on the other. It has handle grips in the entry ways for safe climbing. Once in the clubhouse, there is a steering wheel, a peephole, and a skylight. So when they are piloting their rocket ship they can see where they are going

The second section is a lookout tower that is connected to the clubhouse by a bridge, with safety walls. In the tower, there is two more peep holes and a second slide which provides an easy escape in case their ship is taken over by aliens.

Underneath the structure is a maze of crawl through spaces which enables them to secretly enter the ship through secret passageways to take the ship back over and make it back home for juice boxes.

Does it have to be anchored to the ground?

No, it is quite heavy, with one reviewer stating that it didn’t even move during a windstorm that was able to bring trees down.

What are the shipping and complete set-up dimensions (H x W x D)?

The Clubhouse is shipped in two boxes that are approximately 6’ x 2’ x 4’. One box will be 99 pounds and the other will be 115 pounds.

Then once it has been completely constructed then it will be 5.8’ x 11.4’ x 7.6’

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What is the weight limit?

It is recommended that no more than 4 children weighing about 60 pounds a piece should be on the climber.

Adventure Lodge Play Center

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The features on this play set will give the kiddos years of entertainment and will have them  begging to go outside to play.

What are the features?

The main part of this design is the two-story fort.

The top story has a back entrance with a step ladder leading to the top with a 6-foot slide on the opposite side for a fun exit. Inside you will find a steering wheel and hooked on to the outside is a rope ladder for even more climbing.

The bottom story is great for hiding, having club meetings, or enjoying their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches during snack time.

Attached to the fort is a swing set with two swings with a maximum weight of 75 pounds on each one. If you have an infant, no problem, you are able to switch out a baby swing (not included) that can be added with ease.

Last but not least, on the very end, there is a basketball hoop with backboard but a ball is not included. The kids will have a hard time deciding what they want to do first.

What are the shipping and complete set-up dimensions (H x W x D)?

The Lodge is shipped in two boxes that are approximately 7’ x 2’ x 4’. One box will be 130 pounds and the other will be 150 pounds.

Then once it has been completely constructed then it will be 7.25’ x 13.8’ x 9.8’ and weigh 285 pounds.

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Woodland Climber

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This climber one of the smaller of the bunch but has enough features to work as a stand alone or could be a great addition to other play sets in your yard.

What are the elements?

It is one stand-alone structure that has two stories with a built-in step ladder to the platform that is 27 inches off the ground. On the platform, there is a steering wheel and a 45-inch slide for an exciting exit. The crawl space under the platform is a great place to add sand for an easy sandbox.

The other two sides are climbing walls so the kids must be on the lookout for any invaders trying to take over their fort.woodland-climber-back

What are the shipping and complete set-up dimensions (H x W x D)?

The Woodland Climber is shipped in one box that is approximately 3’ x 2.2’ x 4’ and will weigh 84 pounds

Then once it has been completely constructed then it will be 53.75’’ x 47’’ x 75’’ (approx 3’ x 4’ x 6.25’)

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Easy Assembly?

We would say assembly is a cinch as two reviewers have said it only took about 15 minutes.

Problems with the steering wheel?

There have been a few concerns that the wheel does not fit that well making it hard to turn. Many reviewers have self-engineered the problem by filing it down till it turned.

Step 2 asks that you call  toll free 1-800-347-8372 Monday – Friday, from 8-5 ET and they will assist you with this issue.

Play Up Double Slide Climber

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This product is similar to the Woodland (above) in that it is one of the smaller ones. One of the major differences is it has 2 slides. One is higher than the other which allows for multiple kids to play at one time without having to decide who gets to slide first.double-slide-front

There are two ways to get to the two-tiered platform by using the step ladder or climbing the rock wall. On the platform, you will find a steering wheel for all the future race car drivers. With the crawl space underneath it provides multiple avenues of entertainment.

What are the shipping and complete set-up dimensions (H x W x D)?

The Double Slide Climber is shipped in one box that is approximately 4.1’ x 5.1’ x 1.8’ and will weigh 91 pounds.

Then once it has been completely constructed then it will be 60’’ x 51’’ x 98’’ (approx 5’ x 4.25’ x 8.16’)

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Skyward Summit

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For kids that want to climb, this is one of the best. Designed to look like a mountain with all four sides having unique climbing walls.

On the walls, you will find 2 cargo nets and 9 grips spread out over the whole structure. Halfway up inside there is a floor net for the kids to stand on so they can peek their head out of the top.

Also, at the very top, there is a flag that can be reached by the first one to accomplish the major feat of climbing to the peak.

What are the shipping and complete set-up dimensions (H x W x D)?

The Summit is shipped in one box that is approximately 4.1’ x 1.7’ x 6.7’ and will weigh 142.5 pounds

Then once it has been completely constructed then it will be 80’’ x 80’’ x 52’’ (approx 6.7’ x 6.7’ x 6.7’)

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Weight Limit on Floor Net?

One child is recommended with a maximum weight of 80 pounds.

The total weight limit is 320 pounds.

Conclusion

Climbing is fun and exciting for all ages and it especially provides a body with healthy exercise. It is hard enough to get your kids away from the television but with any one of these great products will motivate them to do it on their own.

For climbing enthusiasts, we suggest the Summit because it will build strength and endurance for when they want to climb Mount Everest in their lifetime.

If you want their imaginations to run wild then the Adventure Lodge Play Center is your go to because you can climb, swing and play sports.

No matter which one you choose they will be ready for bed at the end of the day because they will be tuckered out.

That is priceless.

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