Tyrolean Traverse

Tyrolean Traverse

Traverse a rope with your feet and arms wrapped around a rope.

Single Attempt Obstacle
  • Skills
    Grip Strength / Upper Body / Core
  • Race Types
    Super / Beast

Grip and Upper Body Strength Training Equipment

Key Exercises

    Bear Crawl

Tips for the obstacle

  • long socks/leggings
  • avoid dragging your body

Ways to Train

    Official Rulebook Details

    • Competitor must traverse the rope and ring the bell.
    • Inability to ring the bell
    • If over dry land, touching ground with any part of the body (to your advantage) before ringing the bell.
    • If over water, feet touching the water, if underneath the rope.
    • Using any mechanical devices
    • If the obstacle is over water and the Competitor is completing obstacle on top of the rope, feet may touch the water. If underneath the rope, feet may not touch the water.
    • If obstacle is over water, traversing/swimming the water beneath is still required, even if Competitor is unable to complete the traverse by rope.
    • If the obstacle is over water, Competitor may continue along rope after hitting bell to minimize swimming.


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