Ladder to Hell

There’s a reason it’s not called Ladder to Fun.

Hold on tight while you climb this oversized ladder. Ladder to Hell will push your fear of heights to a new level. Once you reach the top of the obstacle, you have to carefully climb back down the other side from 4-5 meters in the air. Whatever you do, don’t look down.





September 27 & 28, 2014

Capital Region, there will be mud.


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Obstacle History

Inspired by a classic military obstacle, this experience tests Mudders’ climbing ability and fear of heights. Ladder to Hell stresses the importance of three points of contact as you make a controlled climb over this hellish obstacle.

Suggested Training

Bent Arm Pull-Up Hang (bring your chin over the bar): 15 seconds each. Do 4 rounds.
Pull-Ups (attempt to get your chest to the bar): Do 4 rounds of 6 reps.
Box Jumps: Do 3 rounds of 15 jumps.
Push-Ups: Do 3 rounds of 10 reps.
Weighted Box Step-Up (with 25lbs in each hand): Do 3 rounds of 10 reps on each leg.

Tough Mudder Tips

Seriously, don’t look down.
This one’s all about technique. Keep a low center of gravity as you move up the ladder, and make sure you keep three points of contact at all times: it can be two hands and a foot. Don’t bend over the rung when getting over the top. And watch out for your fellow mudders – no one likes having their fingers crushed.


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