slick rockThese Jeeps walk right up this rock face like it’s nothing.

Buddy system

Teamwork can be key when trying to make it through tough situations, and these off-roaders totally understand that. 

raptor Rock Crawler
The Ford Raptor makes for an incredible off-road platform but it’s not the first vehicle that comes to mind when talking about rock crawling. Unless you’re Ryan Felish, of course. Ryan demonstrates the rock crawling capabilities of his Ford Raptor on a recent trip to Moab, Utah, including navigating the challenging Hell’s Gate.

Rock Crawling Fail or Save
This rock crawler is in over his head and cruising for a bruising. Check out the video to see how it ends up.

Frozen River
Crossing a frozen river anytime is a risky move but even more so when spring is inching closer and the snow and ice are beginning to melt.  This guy is undeterred from doing a little ice crawling despite the apparent risk.  (Even if it is just an RC car.)

Reverse Rock Crawling
Pretty much anyone can pop it in 4 LOW and crawl up an obstacle, right? How about doing it in reverse? When this guy is done giving a clinic, he throws it in reverse and rock crawls like it’s no big deal.

Flex Friday
Slow and steady wins the race. This guy is the picture of finesse as he navigates his rock crawler way through this obstacle in this epic Flex Friday video.

Toyota Tacoma KOH
While we’d take nothing away from the event itself, you could argue that most of the excitement of King of the Hammers takes place in the days leading up to the main race when thousands of people descend on Johnson Valley to prep and wheel prior to one of the toughest off-road races in the world.  This guy is putting his Toyota Tacoma through its paces, much to the crowds delight.

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Nice Save
Most of the time, when a Jeep driver feels the vehicle going over, there is rarely enough time to shift gears and save the crash.  This guy narrowly avoided a rollover thanks to his incredibly fast reflexes.

Jeep Nose Wheelie
No, you’re not watching a monster truck freestyle exhibition. This is just a guy getting a little too nose heavy while descending an obstacle. That’s probably the longest Jeep nose wheelie we’ve ever seen – nice save!