With a rich background in the industry we started Get a Grip in 2004. We have a
plethora of experience in the field and can help you with training, inspections,
consultation, equipment sales, construction and repairs. The owners have over 25
years of combined experience and know how to do things right! While we are based in
Ohio, we have happy clients across the US including Alaska and Hawaii. With our diverse
clientele we are able to work with many different course styles and designs.

Get a Grip Adventures has been accredited by the Association of Challenge Course Technology through a rigorous peer review process. Our services meet or exceed all current ACCT standards. Get a Grip Adventures is a Professional Vendor Member of the ACCT.

Our clients include:

  • Camps
  • Zip line and Canopy Tours
  • Educational Programs
  • Elementary Schools
  • Universities

Both owners have worked in a variety of roles including:

  • Facilitator
  • Trainer
  • Camp Counselor
  • Camp Coordinator
  • Facility Manager
  • Program Director
  • Construction Project Manager
  • All around doers of things!

Jerrod Pingle

Jerrod is the lead builder and inspector at Get a Grip and has over 15 years of experience building and managing challenge courses, zip line tours, climbing walls and other challenge course elements. Jerrod has worked for a number of ACCT professional vendor members as a lead builder, trainer and inspector. He has traveled all across the United States including Alaska and Hawaii to design, build, inspect and train on all kinds of adventure programs. Jerrod is an active member of the ASTM subcommittee on zip lines as well as a member of the Ohio Zip Line Association.

Lori Pingle

Lori is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Recreation Management. Her work experience includes being a lead trainer and project manager for three ACCT Professional Vendor Members. She was also the Director of Outdoor Education for Columbus Recreation and Parks. She has traveled around the United States training staff and consulting with programs on their operations. She has served on the ACCT Membership Committee and is currently on the Canopy and Zip line Tour Committee for the ACCT. Lori an active member of the ASTM subcommittee on zip lines as well as the President of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Zip Line Association.