ANW9 Bouncing Spider

American Ninja Warrior 9's Bouncing Spider in Denver

The Bouncing Spider is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the third obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 9 in Denver.

Competitors have to jump to a springboard and prop themselves between two Plexiglas walls, make a transition to another pair of Plexiglas walls, which are a few inches away from the first.

Then, they must jump to an 8 feet drop to a trampoline and must grab to one of the two big suspended pipes with a small pipe suspended in front of them and swing up to the landing platform.

The first part of this obstacle (the springboard and the Plexiglas walls) is very similar to the Jumping Spider, while the second part of this obstacle (the trampoline and the pipes) is very similar to the Wall Drop.

The Bouncing Spider eliminated many competitors. During Denver qualifiers, a total of 27 competitors failed on this obstacle, including notable competitors like Jake Murray, Noah Kaufman and Jon Stewart. Most of the competitors failed the landing on the trampoline, to where they mainly weren't able to get an effective bounce to grab the pipes. Some competitors additionally grabbed just the smaller pipe, which didn't grant them much to grab on.