The Maximum Series Snake Climber is a short metal climber which provides a quick and fun way for children to access your play structure. It has a single vertical bar, similar to a fireman’s pole, but with a bar that bends back and forth across its length to create three enclosed steps. The unique design of its steps make it more distinctive, and also add to its functionality. The alternating placement of these steps almost require children to alternate between their left and right feet, which might seem obvious but is important for those who are still learning to climb. This also allows children to choose between stepping on the top or the center of each loop, which essentially doubles the number of available stepping places. This removes some of the guesswork of where to reach for next. It also reduces the size between steps, making it easier for smaller children to reach them without too much difficulty.