Videos: Jeeps Tackle Seven Sisters Quarry Waterfall

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In the spirit of “Throwback Thursday,” we at Directly Connected Magazine wanted to show off some awesome aquatic Jeepin’ action from across the pond. In an expedition with a XJ and another JK, Joel Crenshaw’s 2008 daily driver JK with just over 64,000 miles managed to scale a very slippery waterfall slope on its third attempt.

The designated off-road trail is found in the Seven Sisters Quarry in Bathampton Down, a flat limestone plateau near the River Avon, England. The ’08 JK four-door is a proven mountain goat and since this video, Crenshaw has installed “a custom snorkel in so that I can avoid any future issues.”

The issues in question primarily revolve around the spring’s high water level, and the JK’s proximity to drowning it’s 6-cylinder. As many familiar with these Jeeps know that the factory location of the air intake puts it precariously close to low waterlines, making the snorkel a smart addition.

In addition to Crenshaw’s JK, another of his party – in a XJ surmounted the falls as well as another JK, a two-door, failed to make the climb. Although not the most daring of heights, it’s worth noting the near-stock setups of these Jeeps and the slickness of the rocks makes the two Jeeps’ success all that more noteworthy.

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Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching Mopar Connection Magazine. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story. He's also the co-author of "The Chrysler B-Body Restoration Guide."

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