San Juan Riggers cross Twin Buttes

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San Juan Riggers cross Twin Buttes

Three years in the planning; group is the first to do it
Sean Englund walks across a slackline stretching across the Twin Buttes west of Durango on Friday evening just before sunset.
It has been three years since Sean England and his friends first came up with the idea of walking between Twin Buttes. This weekend, they finally did.
The line between Twin Buttes is a redundant nylon webbing that stretches more than 500 feet between the two outcroppings.
Sean England, 22, and his group of friends, the San Juan Riggers, spent most of their weekend hanging out atop Twin Buttes.

San Juan Riggers cross Twin Buttes

Sean Englund walks across a slackline stretching across the Twin Buttes west of Durango on Friday evening just before sunset.
It has been three years since Sean England and his friends first came up with the idea of walking between Twin Buttes. This weekend, they finally did.
The line between Twin Buttes is a redundant nylon webbing that stretches more than 500 feet between the two outcroppings.
Sean England, 22, and his group of friends, the San Juan Riggers, spent most of their weekend hanging out atop Twin Buttes.

San Juan Riggers cross Twin Buttes

LEFT: Sean Englund, the first person to walk in the air between Twin Buttes, has been slacklining for about three years.

San Juan Riggers cross Twin Buttes

The lines Sean England and his friends installed between Twin Buttes is strong enough to hold an elephant, they said.

San Juan Riggers cross Twin Buttes

Sean England prepares to walk between Twin Buttes, a more than 500-foot span.
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