Just the Tip

Feel the tough – everywhere.

You’ll use every last arm muscle you’ve got as you scale a wall using just your grip and finger strength. Shimmy sideways across the long hand-hold, and be ready for the gap in the middle. Your feet will be of no help on the bare wall below. If you can’t make it, you’ll take a sloppy mud bath.





September 27 & 28, 2014

Capital Region, there will be mud.


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Obstacle History

Just the Tip is inspired by rock climbers scaling along rugged rock faces. The original version of this obstacle did not include water. But our tough-obsessed Obstacle Innovation Team didn’t think it was challenging enough, so they added a water pit and varying heights to the traverse and they removed the foot cleats. Hope you’ve been working on those finger muscles.

Suggested Training

Bent Arm Pull-Up Hang (bring your chin over the bar): 15 seconds each. Do 4 rounds.
Pull-Ups (with your hands close together, attempt to get your chest to the bar): Do 4 rounds of 10 reps.
Plank Holds (with elbows touching the floor): 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off. Do 8 rounds.
Calf raises (standing with your toes on a step): 10x on both feet, 10x on each foot, 10x on both feet).

Tough Mudder Tips

This ain’t the time to flex your guns.
Keep your arms straight as you move across to decrease the fatigue on your biceps.


Volunteering at a Tough Mudder event isn't just about giving back — it's about pushing Mudders forward. With helping hands, words of encouragement and an attitude as positive as the day's atmosphere, volunteers ensure that no Mudder gets left behind.