Health & Safety

Slacklines & Hammocks

Carleton College works to provide a safe environment for our students and protect College property. Slacklines can be dangerous and harmful to trees if done in a reckless manner. Slacklines and hammocks can also pose a risk to others when left between trees overnight.

Any student wishing to install a slackline or hammock on college property must first obtain permission from Carleton’s Ground Manager in the Facilities Office. Slacklines and hammocks cannot be more than 3 feet above the ground and must be removed before dark on the same day as installation. Any slackline or hammock found unattended or installed without approval will be removed and discarded.

Students assume the risk of injuries associated with slacklining or installing hammocks on the Carleton College Campus. Risks of injuries include, but are not limited to, injuries sustained falling from the slackline/hammock (e.g., broken bones, fractures, concussions, dislocations, sprains, etc.), injuries sustained installing or removing the slackline/hammock, (e.g., rope burns, lacerations, broken bones, dislocations, sprains, etc.) and injuries sustained as an observer or casual participant.

Last Revised: September 12, 2011

For: Students

Last Reviewed: February 2, 2022

Maintained by: Student Activities