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The Curtain Cling (カーテンクリング) was a Third Stage obstacle, firstly introduced as the third obstacle in SASUKE 13, replacing the Lamp Grasper from the past four SASUKE tournaments.

It was a large piece of fabric with several handholds that the competitor needed to cross using their arms, though some competitors used their legs.

The fabric was presumed to have been made up of several pieces in order to support the competitor.

While it had a much higher success rate than many other Third Stage obstacles, it was instrumental in draining the finger and arm strength of competitors before they moved on to the Cliffhanger Kai.

The fabric was 5.4 meters (about 17.7 feet) wide and close to 3 meters (about 9.8 feet) in height.

During the first three tournaments (SASUKE 13 to SASUKE 15), it eliminated Kobayashi Masaaki, Yamamoto Shingo and Morgan Hamm. In SASUKE 18 it was replaced with the Curtain Swing, a modification of this obstacle.

The Curtain Cling returned in SASUKE 28, along with the Rumbling Dice. This time, the obstacle was placed as the fourth obstacle, after the Crazy Cliffhanger. During its return in two SASUKE tournaments, due to the brutality of the Crazy Cliffhanger, only Morimoto Yūsuke was able to reach and complete the obstacle. In SASUKE 30, the Curtain Cling was removed in order to introduce the Drum Hopper.

SASUKE28 Curtain Cling

Curtain Cling, SASUKE 28

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
13 3 4 75%
14 5 6 83.33%
15 4 5 80%
16 7 7 100%
17 4 4 100%
28 0 0 N/A
29 1 1 100%
Total 24 27 88.89%