Get ready to toss your hats in the ring, because the Gauntlet is about to hit you with three obstacles in a row. Starting with an unassuming, yet surprisingly challenging, balance beam section, things escalate quickly onto two separate upper-body traverses. Channel your inner Tarzan to swing across rope-mounted handholds in section #2, before finishing up with an overhead shimmy across a dastardly mix of climbing holds, fingerboards, and whatever else we decide to throw up for you to cling onto.
Watch Your Step
These suckers are wobbly, so move quickly, calmly, and with good intentions.
Feel the Rhythm
A good grip will only get you so far here. So hold tight, get some momentum, and fly.
This is where things get tricky and technical. Grip tight and keep your eye on the prize.
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How To Conquer
Take this one section at a time. Focus on your footwork across the balance beams first. Once you reach the ring section, keep your arms slightly bent at the elbow and let the swinging motion do most of the work. Save that grip strength for the final section of handholds. where you’ll want to grip tight and move fast.
A HISTORY: GAUNTLET
Cracked up in 2019, the Gauntlet sought to combine three classic Tough Mudder features into a challenge that was more than the sum of its parts. Modified version of Twinkle Toes, Hangin’ Tough, and Just the Tip were strung together for the toughest trio this side of the Three Stooges.