Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on May 9, 2012
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive—especially from first-time zipliners—is, “What kind of equipment will I need to go ziplining?”
The quick answer is that you won't need to bring anything with you other than closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing. But once you're here, we'll be outfitting you with everything you'll need to enjoy and safe and fun day ziplining in the mountains.
While you're still at our outpost, a guide will get you suited up with gear that fits you snugly but comfortably. First, you'll step into a harness, which will be cinched up and secured. You'll also receive a helmet, which you'll need to keep firmly fastened to your head, as well as a thick, padded leather glove. You'll use the glove to regulate your speed on the ziplines and also to help come to a stop.
Two other pieces of equipment are worth noting here. At one point, your guide will hand you a trolley, which is a device with small pulley wheels that actually fits over the zipline and allows you to roll along its length. There are also caribiner clips that will be used to connect the straps from your harness to the trolley. But don't worry about having to operate those. Your guide will connect you to and disconnect you from each zipline along the course.