Back in 1987 Adam Grosowsky strung a tight-wire between the Springboard and the mouth of Monkey Face and went across without a belay.
Now the itch has spread to check out the scenery of Smith Rock from slacklines anchored between spires all over the park. With over 20+ lines and counting, the itch is just getting scratched.
As of April 3, 2017, there are some new temporary rules in effect as the park completes a new master plan this year.
HERE’S A QUICK SYNOPSIS:
- Temporary moratorium on new lines as of 2-27-16
- Tensioned lines must be attended.
- Lines must be de-tensioned or otherwise made unusable for the general public when not attended.
- No lines left up overnight. After 24 hours lines will be considered abandoned equipment.
- Exceptions to the one day rule during nesting season January 1- June 30 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Highlines may be left up for 3 nights maximum outside of the raptor nesting season July 31- December 31
- No slacklines in picnic or camping areas.
- No lines over designated trails or the river.
- Trees must be properly padded. (see national park standards)
- Observe seasonal closures.
Oh, and please observe the special dog leash rules.