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If you go to the 34:30 mark on the video, that obstacle is like the Escalator with a 90 degree left turn. Impressive.

At the 37:30 mark, Kevin does a climb that Stan opted not to do. That one makes me VERY nervous. Failure would be unforgiving.
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Originally posted by jpet jpet wrote:

If you go to the 34:30 mark on the video, that obstacle is like the Escalator with a 90 degree left turn. Impressive.

At the 37:30 mark, Kevin does a climb that Stan opted not to do. That one makes me VERY nervous. Failure would be unforgiving.

I would like to amend my previous statement LOL

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I too was amazed at the traction on what looks to be mainly wet granite stone.
It appears that tread or total lack thereof seems to be virtually meaningless on granite.

It's long been my opinion that NDT's are near ideal for almost any solid slab.
And certainly perfect for all gravel trails excepting maybe loose gravel creek beds where flotation becomes an issue.
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Originally posted by jpet jpet wrote:

If you go to the 34:30 mark on the video, that obstacle is like the Escalator with a 90 degree left turn. Impressive.


It's easy for me to watch Kevin's jeep ahead of me looking like it struggles a little bit in the 2nd part of that obstacle after the left hand turn, and get a little bit pumped up about myself when it looks like I didn't have that hard of a time coming up after it. Then I remember that on that particular obstacle it was Kevin's 12 year old daughter that was driving his jeep. 
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Originally posted by oldtime oldtime wrote:

I too was amazed at the traction on what looks to be mainly wet granite stone.
It appears that tread or total lack thereof seems to be virtually meaningless on granite.

It's long been my opinion that NDT's are near ideal for almost any solid slab.
And certainly perfect for all gravel trails excepting maybe loose gravel creek beds where flotation becomes an issue.

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The surface there in Sand Hollow is pretty much the the same stuff that you drive on in Moab, the red Navajo Sandstone. It's like driving on maybe 120 grit sandpaper. That's what makes the driving there so fun. The traction is amazing. As the day wore on the rain kept coming and eventually the loose sand got saturated enough to start sticking to tires and rock surfaces. When Kevin would go up stuff ahead of me, he would grease up the wall with wet sandy mud. Sometimes it wasn't enough to stop me, but a couple of times I had to go around or take a strap. Hopefully on a dry day I can make a few more of those climbs that I passed on this day.

If anyone cares, here's a wikipedia article about Navajo Sandstone. (yes, I'm still a librarian)

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