Old School Ford Truck Tackles the Moab’s ‘Hell’s Gate’

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Depending on which era you were born, you may be accustomed to tackling the toughest off-road trails with nothing other than a stick shift, a clutch, some decent tires, and a cunning look of the road conditions ahead of you.

If you were born in a different era, you may only know automatic transmissions, traction control, hill descent control, and how to push various buttons to make the truck behave and act different depending of the trail. Most would say that off-roading simply takes no skill in modern trucks, and as someone that falls somewhere between those two eras, I’d probably agree.

If you want a lesson on what it’s like to climb one of the trickiest rock features the Moab has to offer, just check out this video by, Thomas truck, where you can see him climb the infamous ‘Hell’s Gate’ with what looks like an old-school Ford F-150. The ‘Hell’s Gate’ is made up of two converging walls of rock, united by a dip that works as run off for the rare-but-furious rains the Moab gets from time-to-time. Needless to say, not only is it steep, but extremely slippery.

Check out the video and see what happens next!

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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