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.

slackliner on Free Your Mind highline at Smith Rock State Park

slackliner on Free Your Mind highline at Smith Rock State Park

slackliner resting on Dog Fight highline at Smith Rock State Park

slackliner resting on Dog Fight highline at Smith Rock State Park

Check out the videos of the Highline Festival. Each year it has has brought throngs to the Bivy to plan lines together to entertain the birds that fly below.


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:

  1.  Temporary moratorium on new lines as of 2-27-16

  2.  Tensioned lines must be attended.

  3.  Lines must be de-tensioned or otherwise made unusable for the general public when not attended.

  4.  No lines left up overnight. After 24 hours lines will be considered abandoned equipment.

  5.  Exceptions to the one day rule during nesting season January 1- June 30 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  6.  Highlines may be left up for 3 nights maximum outside of the raptor nesting season July 31- December 31

  7.  No slacklines in picnic or camping areas.

  8.  No lines over designated trails or the river.

  9. Trees must be properly padded. (see national park standards)

  10.  BE AWARE OF SEASONAL NESTING CLOSURES.


Oh, and please observe the special dog leash rules.