Highlining and slacklining are increasingly popular activities in Joshua Tree that involve balancing and walking along a length of webbing stretched between two anchor points. For safety, highliners should wear a climbing harness leashed to the main line. To protect park resources, and especially Joshua trees, please observe the following rules:
Fixed Anchors/BoltingThe popularity of highlining has exploded in the past decade necessitating management actions to protect the quality of the highlining experience and of the natural environment. Adding fixed anchors and bolting require the highliner to consider the impacts of new bolts on the quality of existing highlining spans and climbing routes, natural and cultural resources, and the experience of other visitors. You will need to fill out a bolting proposal form if your potential span will be in designated wilderness or you plan to use a power drill in a non-wilderness area.
The bolting policy varies between wilderness, non-wilderness, anchor-free zones, and cultural sites. Please visit the Bolting page for more information.
How to get a Permit
Last updated: June 19, 2017