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Highline at Hall Of Horrors in JT


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Sean · · Oak Park, CA · Joined Dec 2004 · Points: 2,063

whose line is this? apparently left up overnight. no one around using or tending to it this early morning. ranger came by, asked others in parking lot about it, not pleased. still no sight of its party at 10 am when i left

Highline at Hall Of Horrors. 18 Dec 2015.

Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 310

Oh no ... upset rangers.

Sean... just noticed your profile pic... pretty cool climb no?

Sean · · Oak Park, CA · Joined Dec 2004 · Points: 2,063

park staff knows that highlining goes on, and usu is reasonable about it, or not much to do about it after it happened and had already been taken down. this one was left abandoned for a long period of time at a highly visible spot, across the tops of Dog Day Afternoon and Grit Roof right next to the road, with high tourist traffic on foot as well around the trail loops

DT is cool fun. we've done that many times, via all 3 ways -- thread thru hole, jump across abyss to grab, and up the overhanging roof crack. pretty unique, and good laughs

Joe Garibay · · Ventura, Ca · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 96

Travisburkephotography on Instagram has some pretty nice shots of a Hall of Horrors slack line party

Benjamin Chapman · · Small Town, USA · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 13,316
David Kingston highlining in Hall of Horrors
Did it look like this one?? Sean...maybe you could ask David Kingston what he knows about it?
Sean · · Oak Park, CA · Joined Dec 2004 · Points: 2,063
Benjamin Chapman · · Small Town, USA · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 13,316

Chop, chop, chop!!!

Mark E Dixon · · Sprezzatura, Someday · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 569
Benjamin Chapman wrote:Chop, chop, chop!!!
Why, why, why?
K Weber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 15

Seems fine to me. Probably why this thread has no traction. Nothing controversial here.

Johnny Victor · · Joshua Tree · Joined May 2014 · Points: 1

Park rules, you can't leave gear unattended overnight. why ? Because if they find/see it they don't know if you are lost, hurt or missing. Many wasted hours have been lost tracking down owners.

Adam Stackhouse · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 13,205
Johnny Victor wrote:Park rules, you can't leave gear unattended overnight. why ? Because if they find/see it they don't know if you are lost, hurt or missing. Many wasted hours have been lost tracking down owners.
Hardly believe this case meshes with what your stating. If "they" are that obtuse to think you are lost or missing because of a fixed line, heaven help those who really need a rescue.
Johnny Victor · · Joshua Tree · Joined May 2014 · Points: 1

Ask about related stories at Climber Coffee in Hidden Valley...

Jonathan Cunha · · Bolinas, CA · Joined May 2014 · Points: 65

Also, you need a permit to use a power drill in non-wilderness areas of J-Tree (no new bolts whatsoever in wilderness areas).

Can't imagine these were drilled by hand, but what do I know.

Adam Stackhouse · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 13,205

"Climber coffee?" Do they still plug those propagandist colloquies?

Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 310
Jonathan Cunha wrote:Also, you need a permit to use a power drill in non-wilderness areas of J-Tree (no new bolts whatsoever in wilderness areas). Can't imagine these were drilled by hand, but what do I know.
I do not believe they enforce that law, about new bolts or how they made the holes..... unless your stupid enuf to fire up the Bosch at noon and start retro-bolting Double Cross......

Adam.... Hahahahahaha on the Climber Coffee.
john durr · · Joshua Tree, CA · Joined Jun 2007 · Points: 2,892
Guy Keesee wrote: I do not believe they enforce that law, about new bolts or how they made the holes..... unless your stupid enuf to fire up the Bosch at noon and start retro-bolting Double Cross......
The law is enforced and has been enforced in the recent past. Respecting and protecting the treasure of existing joshua tree climbs is worth thinking about.

accessfund.org/educate-your…

just my own opinion.
Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 310

durr said... "The law is enforced and has been enforced in the recent past"

New routes get done all the time in Josh, using power tools.

do you have an example of a prosecution?

mucci · · sf ca · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 655

Here is a prosecution for hand drilling a new route in J-tree

supertopo.com/climbers-foru…

Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 310

soo they got one.... just one???

wow the fine was $135.... the fee if you do take the time and ask is $120.

so it was a whole $15 fine.

Thanks for the link, it was a good read.

Rolf Rybak · · Penticton BC · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 280

It was a zoo at the Hall of Horrors today, mass groups of people on top of DDA and the ledges behind, everyone unroped.

Three more Highlines on the drive out of the park,around Hemingway. Masses of people on top, the issue will become safety of the groupies.

A word of advice to the highliners , don't piss in the face of the rangers, keep a low profile, unfortunately it seems like high-lining is a spectator sport not about personal accomplishment. Fortunately your GoPro will capture every moment, share it on line and rationalize prohibiting your activity by the rangers.

Roy Suggett · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 7,047

Who ever left that line up there is acting foolishly and without respect for the Park and the visitors who would like to enjoy unobstructed views as well as to continue climbing with a minimal amount of regulations being brought on by such blatantly insensitive acts.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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