Cage Crawl

Pulling yourself along a 48' pit of water with 4" to breathe might not make you panic, but it will definitely make you pee at least a little bit.

A participant with his eyes closed as he goes through Cage Crawl

Lean back

Lean on your back and let your body float to the surface

Get a grip

Propel yourself by “walking” your way with your hands from one end to the other

Deep breaths

There are only a few inches of space above the surface & the cage

Go Slow

The float through the water is longer than you think, take your time and try not to panic

“Cage crawl is hands down one of the most memorable obstacles from my Tough Mudder”

The inside word
Prepare yourself to be pinned under a fence panel in this water pit, with a scant few inches of breathing room.
How To Conquer
Don’t panic, just breathe. Cage Crawl is as simple as that. There might be other ways to test your mental toughness, but we think pulling yourself through a 60′ watery trench under a steel fence with only a few inches to breathe does it best. Go ahead, take a dip and prove you’ve got the grit.


Coming out of the TMHQ innovation lab, Cage Crawl is the product of a little wacky thinking and the need to test Mudder Nation’s mental grit.

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