In 2012, the first Highline Festival hosted at Smith Rock State Park was attended by 60 slackliners from all over the country.

With a total of eight highlines rigged, it included the longest established line at the time. “Overdose” was authored at the festival by Jerry Miszewski and Chris Rigby--an amazing 378′ long.

Overdose Line at Smith Rock State Park Annual Highline Festival

Overdose Line at Smith Rock State Park Annual Highline Festival

slacklining  at Steelhead Falls during the Smith Rock Highline Festival

slacklining  at Steelhead Falls during the Smith Rock Highline Festival

It extended to nearby Steelhead Falls, with a chance to cool off with ten foot drops into the icy water below.

The original founder, Brian Mosbaugh, has since moved to be a part of the Moab Monkeys. He went on to organize the following year's festival, but has since moved on to other pursuits.

Brian Mosbaugh walks a line at Steelhead Falls

Brian Mosbaugh walks a line at Steelhead Falls

Check out the videos below for each of the four days of the inaugural festival. 

Opening day of the first annual Smith Rock Highline Festival.

Day two of the first annual Smith Rock Highline Festival.

Day three of the first annual Smith Rock Highline Festival.

Day four of the first annual Smith Rock Highline Festival.

In 2015 and 2016, we captured additional festival footage and caught up with Jason Fautz the current organizer of the so-called "Unofficial Smith Rock Highline Festival. Hear his thoughts on the Annual Highline Festival, and the history and future of slacklining at Smith Rock State Park in this video interview.

Started in 2012 by a group of friends stringing highlines across the rock spires of Smith Rock State Park, the "unofficial" Smith Rock Highline Festival is growing. Join new organizer, Jason Fautz, as he shares the goals and aspirations of the festival and for the future of highlining at the park.