Cliffhanger started out as a CCDA event and so in the beginning we used the CCDA rules. As we developed we simplified the rules and scoring techniques and came up with our own variantions.
Our qualified Marshals have to be experienced with more than one Cliffhanger before they can be official and call a penalty. They have all been trained to foresee trouble and issue penalty free warnings. You still can not cross a live rope and a rope is live once hooked up no matter what it is hooked up to. You may handle only a loose rope to spool or engage a winch or clear the rope over an obstruction but you may never handle a rope that is tight or when the car is moving. The car my shift (like that experienced when engaging drive) in a start box so long as it stays in the start box or when fitting harnesses so long as it is safe and no attempt has been made to drive off prematurely. These are sensible exceptions and make for fewer arbitration hearings.
Our rules booklet will be released before 31st December of each year. It will have all the rules and vehicle specifications and also camp details. You do need to download and print the booklet and we need your back pages for your scrutineering and registration. Everyone - Competitors, Spectators and Marshals need to print and bring 1 booklet per car attending please. The link will be here shortly.