The Spark Series Leaf Step Climber is a vertical metal climber which uses both plastic and metal components to create a realistic-looking leafy structure. Each of its four steps are detailed plastic leaves which branch outwards from the central metal post. This gives it the appearance of a real living plant. Children will be able to hold onto the central post as they climb, which makes it very easy for them to maintain their balance. The steps alternate on the left and right sides of the post, which makes it easier to climb. The spaces beneath each of the leaves have rounded metal loops which offer even more stable footing. Since this is a vertical climber, it is compact and close to the deck. This leaves more room for kids to run around and limits the overall use zone of the structure.