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5280 recently featured a great article about Taylor VanAllen, a record-breaking slackliner who is pursuing his sky-scraping dreams in Colorado.

The 25-year-old Morrison native has perfected the art of highlining, a type of slacklining that involves balancing on a thin band or rope suspended high above the ground. With plenty of canyons, rivers and mountainous terrain, Colorado’s topography is ideal for highlining — another extreme sport that continues to grow in the state.

We wish Taylor luck in breaking more slacklining records and thank 5280 for their continued coverage of the exciting sport.


Photo credits: Boulder Canyon, Flickr/Rocky Mountain Joe; Clear Creek Canyon, Flickr/John Hendrixson