There’s no reason to fear plummeting to your death-or awkward crotch harnesses-with AquaSport’s climbing walls. They’re installed on the edge of a pool so if you lose your grip or footing, you’re guaranteed a safe splashdown.
The color coded foot and hand holds indicate the difficulty of the ascent, but the highest you’ll get is about 23 feet above the surface of the water. So assuming this isn’t installed in the shallow end or a wading pool, the water should sufficiently break your fall. At $4,500—pre-installation—it’s certainly more expensive than a slide, but also far more death-defying. [AquaClimb via The Red Ferret Journal]