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 and on the adjoining BLM property. With over 35+ lines and counting, the itch is just getting scratched.
As of May 30, 2017, there are the REVISED HIGHLINE 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.
No lines left up overnight. After 24 hours lines will be considered abandoned equipment. Highlines may be left up for 3 nights maximum outside of the raptor nesting season July 31- December 31.
“Highline leashes must be removed or lines made otherwise unusable for the general public when not attended”. Exceptions to the one day rule during nesting season Jan 1st thru June 30th will be considered on a case by case basis as time allows.
No slacklines in picnic or camping areas.
No lines over designated trails or the river.
Trees must be properly padded. (see national park standards)
BE AWARE OF SEASONAL NESTING CLOSURES.