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SHERIDAN AIMED TO SET AN
EXAMPLE FOR BEST HIGHLINE
PRACTICES IN YOSEMITE. THIS
MEANT FOLLOWING ALL NATIONAL
PARK SERVICE RULES,
FORGOING THE USE OF DRONES
(WHICH ARE ILLEGAL IN THE
PARK), AND PLACING NO BOLTS.
is in Moab, Utah, at 3,313 feet (1,010 meters)
The Monterrubios had arrived in Yosemite
Moises Monterrubio
deep, deep in the zone
on the Taft Point line.
HEADLINES
Over the (High)line
Moises and Daniel Monterrubio set a new highline record in
Yosemite National Park. It took the brothers a week to prepare
and more than an hour to cross the half-mile-long Taft
Point line 1,600 feet above the valley floor.
By Chris Van Leuven
ON JUNE 10, BAY AREA BROTHERS MOISES
and Daniel Monterrubio, along with a few of
their friends, crossed a new highline at Taft
Point-a highline that was three times longer
than the previous one in the park, setting a
California record. Of the two brothers, only
Moises managed a clean (fall-free) walk, taking
37 minutes to balance across the span.
Joining the Monterrubios were 18 climbers
and professional slackliners who set the complex
rigging. This allowed the highliners to
walk 2,824 feet (861 meters) along one-inchwide
webbing stretched between fi xed points.
" It's a beautiful line with a view of El Cap,
the Cathedrals, and Yosemite Falls, " says
Yosemite local Ryan Sheridan, who helped rig
the line by using only natural protection-no
bolts-as anchors.
Highliners put intense force on slacklines,
and the longer the line, the higher the
wind loads. Sheridan said that even without
a person on the line, the system is already
loaded with 7kN of force (carabiners break
at 24kN). As carabiners were too weak, the
team used steel shackles and Amsteel (highstrength
Dyneema, which breaks at 72kN).
The line was also exposed, as it hung 1,600
feet above the Valley fl oor. The highline extended
nearly as long as El Capitan is tall.
The record for the longest highline in the US
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in early June via a converted school bus
containing other highliners searching for a
record-setting location. " They came here,
and we buckled down and made it happen, "
Sheridan says. Eugen Cepoi was the only other
person to walk the line cleanly.
Yosemite is the birthplace of slacklining
and highlining (slacklining is close to the
ground;highlining spans cliff edges). Pioneers
of the sport include John Middendorf in the
1980s, who walked a slack chain in Yosemite
parking lots before walking tensioned webbing.
Others in the 1990s and beyond include
Chongo Chuck, who taught the late
Dean Potter. Potter often walked highlines at
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