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Questions about slacklines everywhere @ Smith

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Went to Smith last week, counted around 5 highlines stretched around the Park, including one on Monkey Face. 1 of them had a person on it during the time we were there.


Some of them have been up for a while, like the one across the gully right of Amphetamine Grip.



Is this something that is gonna cause rangers to crack down on fixed lines? Random hikers and tourists were definitely noticing them, feelings seemed mixed at best.


Since highliners are using the slackline as the only thing to catch them if they fall, are these lines getting degraded enough by UV that we are going to see some deaths?


Is leaving lines up the standard at other areas that people like to highline, such as Moab?


Last time I stayed at the bivy there were some long term slacklines up there as well, some stretched across normal campsites and trails. Kinda dickish.


Are slackliners going to be able to manage themselves as their user group grows? I really hope their carnival doesn't cause the rangers lose their chill and toolify.

Edited by JoeR

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no Uhhh, OK




Who cares







could happen



Your welcome. Wait, I think I actually messed up the sequence and got the answers wrong. Lets just go with who cares for all.


Any other questions I can assist with - I'll be here all week. Thank you ...thank you. :)

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Ask Dan Osman and Todd Skinner about what time does to ropes and harnesses. Unfortunately they are both dead.

Edited by matt_warfield

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