The Elevator Climb is a new Obstacle in American Ninja Warrior 9 which debuts as the final obstacle of every City Finals course. The competitor must use two levers that only move upward and pump their arms up 35 feet, similar to the Invisible Ladder.
Because of the immense amount of upper body usage, in its first season, this obstacle proved to be much similar to the Invisible Ladder, as this obstacle ended many veterans' run, once they got to this obstacle, mainly due to them being spent much time and energy after the previous nine obstacles. It took out competitors like Brent Steffensen, Flip Rodriguez, Nicholas Coolridge, Thomas Stillings, and Jessie Graff failing it.
- Coincidentally, David Rodriguez both failed the Elevator Climb and the Invisible Ladder in his first attempts.
- With Jessie Graff attempting the Elevator Climb, this marked the farthest point a woman made in a City Finals since Kacy Catanzaro's completion of the Dallas City Finals on American Ninja Warrior 6.