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Old 03-08-2012, 09:18 AM
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Default Cliff Hanger - how difficult?

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I finally register to Cliff Hanger after chickening out the last two CruiseMoabs.

It is my Saturday trail. That night I have to drive back to NY.

So, how risky is this trail. Should I be worried with 4" lift, triple lock and 35" mtr?

The weak link is me, but so far I did ok on other Moab tails.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:01 AM
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To all experts,
I finally register to Cliff Hanger after chickening out the last two CruiseMoabs.

It is my Saturday trail. That night I have to drive back to NY.

So, how risky is this trail. Should I be worried with 4" lift, triple lock and 35" mtr?

The weak link is me, but so far I did ok on other Moab tails.
You will love it....one of my favorite trails. Your truck will perform well, views are great, go for it! The shelf edge is maybe 5 feet from the drivers side tire at the closest spot.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:49 AM
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Default You will do fine.

Anytime you take your rig off road you run the risk of damage. This trail is a fun one and from the description of your rig you should not have any trouble. The one tough spot is challenging for sure but you would have to work really hard to get yourself off the cliff edge. Never be afraid to take a strap or cable.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:14 PM
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No worries Rhyary, you'll do just fine, just fine
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:19 PM
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I have led Cliffhanger many times in the past. An 80 triple locked will do fine with a good spotter. The tough parts are just after the creek crossing, and the angled shelf beyond that. On the return, the cliffhanger obstacle can be driven right up with a good line, hugging the wall. The exit, climbing out of the creek, can present some challenges (three point turn and ride the rock ridge with driver's side tires), as will climbing out the entry drop down (hint: start center, angle left, hug the left side and come around).

Easy on the throttle, use inertia more than horsepower, and you should be fine. It's a wonderful trail.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:47 PM
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Ok, Sounds like with a good trail leader I should be ok.
Who's leading this year?
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:16 AM
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You'll love it. To put it into context, it's slightly more intense than the top of the world run we did as part of the Kokopelli last year. Good choice!
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