Sunday, November 23, 2008
Slacking Off on the Lost Arrow Spire
This spring I was hanging out at the top of Yosemite Falls, camping with a couple friends and staying away from the oppressive Valley heatwave (and tourons). Also hanging out with us in camp was the legendary Heinz Zak, who was in town to walk the Lost Arrow Spire Highline. Over 2000 feet above the Valley floor, this slackline is mind numbingly exposed, and actually gains 3 feet of elevation over its 70 foot length. It was super windy the first day, so with the help Brent and Jon he got his triple-line rigged and ready for the morning. Early morning brought splitter weather and no breeze, so after a couple of palm-sweating-heart-pounding-eye-popping falls, Heinz sent the thing.
Posted by Ryan Huetter