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Radical Ropes zipline course opening Tuesday in Myrtle Beach

After several stops and starts, Radical Ropes Adventure Park is scheduled to open at noon Tuesday on the south end of Myrtle Beach.

The attraction features four physical components: ziplines, aerial challenges, kid zips and a climbing wall with a “leap of faith.” The course, which has a theme of “Myrtle Beach’s natural high,” is located at 1900 S. Kings Highway between 17th and 19th avenues South.

The kid zips will feature a series of zip lines and children 10 and under will be able to climb and zipline down from 10 to 15 feet in the air.

Ziplines will descend from up to 70 feet in the air. At 55 feet, participants can engage in about 30 physical activities such as walking across beams or ropes in the aerial challenges. The challenges could take about 3.5 hours, property owner Buddy Lindsay has said.

Similar adventure attractions in the area include the ziplines that can be found at Adrenaline Adventures in downtown Myrtle Beach, Wonder Works at Broadway at the Beach and Go Ape Treetop Adventures in North Myrtle Beach.

Lindsay has said plans include an observation deck, fire pit and book store to give visitors things to do while their family members are doing the challenges.

The attraction is affiliated with the new 14-story Homewood Suites Oceanfront Resort & Conference Center planned to be built near 18th Avenue South beside Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront. The planned $25 million Homewood plans to open in spring 2017. Lindsay also is involved with the Homewood project.

For more information or to make reservations, visit www.radicalropes.com.

Contact MAYA T. PRABHU at 444-1722 or on Twitter @TSN_mprabhu.

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