Health & Safety

Slack Lines / Tightropes

Carleton College works to provide a safe environment for our students and protect College property. Slack lining can be dangerous if done in a reckless manner. Slack lines can also pose a risk to other students when left between trees overnight.

Any student wishing to install a slack line on campus must obtain permission from Carleton’s Ground Manager in the Facilities Office prior to installing the slack line. Slack lines cannot be more than 3 feet above the ground. Slack lines must be removed before dark on the same day as installation. Any slack line found unattended will be removed and discarded.

Students assume the risk of injuries associated with slack lining or tightrope walking on the Carleton College Campus. Risks of injuries include, but are not limited to, injuries sustained falling from the slack line (i.e., broken bones, fractures, dislocations, sprains, etc.), injuries sustained installing or removing the slack line, (i.e., rope burns, lacerations, broken bones, dislocations, sprains, etc.) and any and all injuries sustained as an observer or casual participant.

Last Revised: September 12, 2011

For: Students

Last Reviewed: February 2, 2022

Maintained by: Student Activities