The Maximum Series Pod Climber is a cleverly designed climbing structure which makes a perfect addition to any style of playground. This compact climbing piece has five vertical pod steps which have flat surfaces that allow them to be used as steps, with open spaces that also allow them to be used as hand grips. This makes them versatile and easy to climb from any side. The uniqueness of the design also means that it will visually stand out on any playground, and act as a perfect complement to other play system components with more traditional designs. Since the Maximum Series Pod Climber uses five of these steps, it presents a straightforward climbing obstacle which most school aged children should have no difficulty completing quickly. The upright structure of this piece also makes it more compact than other climbers, allowing it to more easily fit into any play system.