Slacklining between giant boulders in Bishop, California, USA
© Evgeny Vasenev/Aurora Photo
Walk the line. Walk the line
Our homepage today shows two climbers slacklining between boulders near the city of Bishop in California, USA. Look closely and you’ll see something very similar to tightrope walking: the slackliners anchor a thin strip of webbing between two points and then walk across (very carefully, of course). Bishop is near the Sierra Nevada mountain range and is a popular destination for climbers interested in both slacklining and bouldering. What's bouldering? That's rock climbing without ropes or harnesses. Instead, climbers simply shimmy up rocky crags and free-standing boulders – but no higher than 20 feet, for safety’s sake. And where there are rock climbers, you’ll likely find slackliners.