The Oblique Climber challenges core and balance. This angled climber requires more reliance on leg strength than arm strength. The fixed angle discourages climbing without hands and encourages children to maintain hand contact. Angled climbers, such as the Oblique Climber, are generally considered easier than vertical climbers and are much preferred over metal pipe arch climbers. Our preschool sized Oblique Climber has several planks no more than 3 ½” apart. For school-aged children, we span the cross bars farther apart to stretch the skipping distance in order to challenge the age group uniquely.