MOAB — Citing liability concerns, state officials have barred an outfitter from using a southern Utah arch for what’s billed as the world’s largest rope swing.
The School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration last month informed Sandy-based Utah High Adventure that it could no longer take paying clients to Corona Arch just west of Moab.
Administration general counsel John Andrews told The Salt Lake Tribune that the arch remains open to private parties interested in climbing and swinging.
But he says the administration thought there’s more risk exposure to the state if a client of an outfitter was injured or killed.
Last year, Corona Arch became the site of “the granddaddy of all cheap thrills” after climbers set up a rope with a 250-foot pendulum swing through the geological feature.