Day 129 - Tough Mudder Tactics: Cliff Hanger
The Tough Mudder obstacle Cliff Hanger has to be one of the most varied obstacles one may encounter on their course. What I mean by this, is that how large and/or difficult this obstacle is, is entirely dependent on the natural geography and location of the event you compete in.
Cliff Hanger is an obstacle all about teamwork and camaraderie: a 40+ foot cliff of slippery mud angled at 45-degrees. The Cliff always begins with good intenions: a muddy sprint up onto the slope and transitions into a crawl with handholds and footholds in short supply. Beware if you attempt this obstacle alone, your futile verticle scramble will likely turn into an uncontrolled slide back down into the mudpit below. Successful Mudders will form a chain link of fellow participants slowly inching up the slope. If you want to train for Cliff Hanger you should find the biggest hill near your house, measure it, then drive until you get to a hill twice as steep.