It’s summertime! I have a few new (to me) playground apparatus finds, and it seems like the perfect season to share them. You never know where a vintage piece of playground equipment will be. I was surprised to come across this one, sitting adjacent to a large modern playground in Williston, VT.
Today’s apparatus feature is the 1975 Miracle Recreation Equipment Company’s “Four-Way Climber”.
For those wondering what “skin the cat” means in the advertisement above… I looked it up, too. It’s a gymnastics exercise and involves starting in a dead hang, keeping your arms legs straight, pointing your toes, and bringing your legs over your head into an inverted hang position.
These 1970s pieces are getting rarer as the years tick by, so take photographs while you can and send them my way. I’d love to feature them on Preservation in Pink.
3 thoughts on “Playground Apparatus Find: Four-Way Climber”
My 1970s elementary school playground had something similar to this. Nobody could figure out what to do with it, and it lay idle most of the time!
Oh too bad! I guess no one felt like making up any games? Maybe there was flashier equipment nearby! 🙂
Because of my job, I have move from my home town. Now I really miss my school playground.