You'll Splash, Instead Of Crash, When You Fall Off This Climbing Wall

There's no reason to fear plummeting to your death -- or awkward crotch harnesses -- with AquaSport's climbing walls. They're installed on the edge of a pool, so if you lose your grip or footing, you're guaranteed a safe splashdown.

The colour-coded foot and hand holds indicate the difficulty of the ascent, but the highest you'll get is about 7m above the surface of the water. So assuming this isn't installed in the shallow end or a wading pool, the water should sufficiently break your fall. At $US4500 -- pre-installation -- it's certainly more expensive than a slide, but also far more death-defying. [AquaClimb via The Red Ferret Journal]