"What Happens If I Slip? Am I Just Hanging Off A Cliff?"
Version United States
Season Season 3
Episode Number 5/11 (029)
First Broadcast October 30, 2002
Viewership (in millions) 7.70[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 3.1/8
Episode Chronology
Previous "Did You See How I Stopped It? With My Face"
Next "I'm a Much Better Liar Than You Are"

What Happens If I Slip? Am I Just Hanging Off A Cliff? is the fifth episode of The Amazing Race 3.


Route Markers

The order of departure from Torre de Belém are as follows:

  1. Ken & Gerard (2:29 pm)
  2. Flo & Zach (2:31 pm)
  3. Derek & Drew (2:32 pm)
  4. Andre & Damon (2:33 pm)
  5. Teri & Ian (2:34 pm)
  6. John Vito & Jill (2:36 pm)
  7. Michael & Kathy (2:40 pm)
  8. Aaron & Arianne (2:54 pm)

Teams must make their way to Coba da Roca and find their next clue.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to them at the beginning of the leg. Its instructions are unknown, as no team was shown performing it.

Choice A: Ropes
Teams must take a shuttle bus to the top of the cliffs. Once at the top, they simply have to rappel down.

Aaron & Arianne, Andre & Damon, Derek & Drew, John Vito & Jill, Ken & Gerard, Michael & Kathy, Teri & Ian chose this task.

Choice B: Slopes
Teams must hike down the sloping trails to the shoreline to get their next clue.

Only Flo & Zach chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Algeciras, Spain and take a ferry to Tangier, Morocco.

Teams must find the Viajes Flandria Travel Agency and sign up for a charter bus to Fez. Each bus can only carry three teams and leave an hour apart.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock will have to go to a tannery. There, the team member must search through the vats of dye to find their next clue. The clues are only found in 3 vats of dye.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Neither member of Michael & Kathy were shown performing the Roadblock.

Teams must drive themselves to the Borj Nord rooftop to check in.

For coming in first place, Ken & Gerard won two Kodak EasyShare digital cameras.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer in Non-Elimination Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward

 1st place 
Ken & Gerard
 2nd place 
Andre & Damon
Cop and fireman
 3rd place 
Derek & Drew
 4th place 
Flo & Zach
TAR3-John Vito-Jill
 4th place 
John Vito & Jill
 6th place 
Teri & Ian
Married parents
 7th place 
Aaron & Arianne
Lifelong friends
Michael & Kathy
Long-distance Dating


  • This episode marks the first visit by The Amazing Race to the countries of Spain and Morocco.
  • This episode's title is said by Flo, who was worrying about rappelling down the cliff.


  • Fans of Reality TV (10/31/2002): "DIESELGATE - TAR 3 episode 5 recap"
  • Robert Philpot at Fort Worth Star-Telegram (11/09/2002): "Amazing Race Is Running A Distant Third"


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