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Thunderhead™ Climber

Model #139778


The PlayBooster® Thunderhead™ Climber is the perfect climber for kids of all abilities on the playground. It is an accessible climber that offers three climbing experiences in one.


  • Accessible by transfer to a 48" deck
  • Accessible, affordable, 3-in-1 climber (transfer-accessible increments, gradual climb and vertical-center climb)
  • Builds upper-body strength and balance
  • Fun relief images inspire endless play possibilities
  • Includes a secret cave and a sitting area for dramatic play
  • Sidewalls ensure safety and facilitate interaction with kids at ground level

Developmental Benefits

  • Sensory
  • Proprioception, Tactile, Vestibular, Visual
  • Motor Skills
  • Balance, Coordination, Core Body Strength, Flexibility, Lower Body Strength, Motor Planning, Upper Body Strength
  • Cognitive Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Social/Emotional Skills
  • Cooperation, Imaginative Play, Social Skill Development
  • Learn about Developmental Benefits

Component Details

  • Age Ranges

    • 5 to 12 years
  • Play Systems

  • Design Standards

  • Dimensions

    • Max Fall Height: Equals deck height
  • Design/CAD Files

  • All About Color

  • Color is an important decision, and our products are available in many color options. Contact your consultant to find the colors available for this component.

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Playground products shown in video may not be appropriate for every age group. Playsystems shown in video are for demonstration purposes only. Product configurations may vary.

Video features a PlayBooster playground Thunderhead Climber.

[video: scene fades into a full view of a Thunderhead Climber on a PlayBooster playground. A group of young children walk around to the front of the climber.]

Woman off camera: Good, keep going.

[video: camera switches to a top down view of the base of the climber. A young boy holding onto a drinking cup steps up onto the climber steps. Camera switches back to a front view of the climber as two boys step up the side molded steps as a young girl climbs up the waved cloud shape of the climber.]

Woman off camera: Wee!

[video: camera zooms in on one of the boys as he steps up to the top of the climber. Camera pulls back for a full view of the climber as a boy walks up the side cloud molded side of the Thunderhead Climber. Camera focuses on a young girl as she climbs up the bumpy cloud molded side of the climber. A young boy walks in front of the camera briefly blocking the view of the young girl. Camera switches to a top down view from the playground decking of the climber. The girl grabs onto the side of the climber to assist herself. Scene switches back to a full-frontal view of the climber.  The young girl steps up onto the molded steps of the climber. Scene fades to a view up the cloud shape mold of the climber to the young girl stepping up the side molded stairs.]

Woman off camera: Yeah hurry up go down the slide please.

[video: scene switches to a ground view of the first step of the climber. A young girl rushes in front of the camera and jumps on the climber. The camera switches to a side view of the cloud shaped Thunderhead Climber as a group of children race up the molded steps. Mothers off camera laugh as they watch the children play. Scene fades to black.]

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Ages 5 to 12 Years


The PlayBooster® playground structure, the original post-and-clamp system, combines exciting ground-level components with climbing events and overhead activities for kids ages 5 to 12. The PlayBooster family includes the interconnected cables of Netplex®, the contemporary Vibe®, the nature-inspired Tree House and the double-decker PlayOdyssey® Tower.

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