The Crossroads (クロスロード) was the fourth obstacle; a choice of two obstacles in the Second Adventure Stage in the three regular VIKING competitions. The choices were the Survival Flag (サバイバルフラッグ) and the Survival Jump (サバイバルジャンプ).
The Survival Flag consisted of pulling a weighted bag up a pole using a rope which controlled the exit. Once pulled up to the top, the competitor keeps the weight in place by securing the rope with a hook before advancing on. If the competitor was slow to hoist the bag, their time was consumed mostly by this obstacle, leading to a few timeouts at the Heavenly Climb. Only seven competitors attempted the Crossroads in general, and five of the seven chose the Survival Flag and completed it.
The Survival Jump consisted of running up to a trampoline to a rotating pole perpendicular to the run-up. While the easiest of the two choices, any slip-ups without excellent recovery would have spelled immediate disaster. Only two of the seven to attempt the Crossroads chose the Survival Jump, however both men cleared it.
Competitor's Success Rate
- All results based on the Fuji TV broadcast and external information found