Feb 26

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Shawn Snyder on the 60 footer, Slackline Brothers Inc. © 2006

Wow! This place is highline central! There are currently 3 lines at this formation, and they are all burly!

Approach: Cave Corridor is located at the Ryan Mountain trailhead in Joshua Tree National Park, CA. It is possible to scramble to the top of both sides of the formation, but be careful, the rock is a little grainy.

Rigging: The 60 foot line here is the smallest of the 3 lines. Locate 3 bolts on each side of the corridor, about 25 feet down from the top of the formations. These bolts do not have bolt hangers on them, so you will need to bring your own. Make sure to inspect the bolts, as they have been there for a few years without hangers. There are also more bolts on the top center of the formation. There are 3 or more bolts on each side for this 90 foot line. At the far top end of the formation nearer the parking lot are even more bolts! These bolts, along with the bolts on a nearby smaller formation, make the longest highline out there! This baby is over 200 feet long! This place is the mecca for Joshua Tree highlining.

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Shawn Snyder rigging with style, Slackline Brothers Inc. © 2006

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Corbin on the 90 footer, Slackline Brothers Inc. © 2006

Cave Corridor 60 - 60 ft. long - 75 feet high

First walk: Shawn Snyder

Cave Corridor 90 - 90 ft. long - 75 feet high

First walk: Ammon McNeeley

The Big Boy - 210 ft. long - 40-80 feet high (ground is slanted)

First walk: Shawn Snyder? (did he send?)

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2 comments so far...

  • Caspar Poyck Said on March 20th, 2010 at 9:16 am:

    Hey All,

    A few years ago I directed an extreme Sports show for Japan and at one point did a segment on slacklining that featured Shawn Snider, Dean and others. If you know him or a way to get o hold of him, please let him know I have posted it on YouTube. Many production companies are notorious about getting footage to the guests and I don’t know if he ever got it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg-vdfnfS-c

  • Cannon Said on June 24th, 2010 at 8:22 pm:

    hello friends
    i have never been highlining and i have a few questions :)
    1: why are there no hangers on the bolts, what are the ethical issues with leaving bolt hangers on the bolts
    B:if i have a mamut slackline long enough for the short line, can i use that or should i use tubular webbing doubled/tripled up
    Thirdly:what rigging considerations should i take when rigging compaired to a trad ancor

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