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First Stage

Intro

One hundred participants are given the opportunity to attempt the First Stage (ファースト ステージ), a course which primarily tests one's speed. The object is to hit the buzzer at the end of the course before the allotted time expires. If a competitor goes out of bounds or comes into contact with the water in any of the pits below the course, he or she is disqualified.

Typically, 85 to 90 of the 100 original entrants are eliminated in this stage. However, in the 4th tournament, a record 37 of the original 100 competitors made it past the First Stage. After a kanzenseiha was achieved, (in the 4th, 17th, 24th, 27th, and 31st tournaments) the First Stage was thoroughly redesigned to be much more difficult and prevent large numbers of people from moving on.

In fact, a G4 special inside the making of the 18th SASUKE competition revealed that the redesign of the first stage for that competition was done with the intention of seeing all 100 challengers fail it. This did not happen, however, and that has only spurred the production team on to make this and all stages to follow even harder. That goal was almost met in the 19th competition, where much to everyone's surprise, only two competitors cleared the first stage (neither of the two being SASUKE All-Stars), the least in SASUKE history. Furthermore, in tournaments 5 and 20, only three competitors cleared the First Stage.

In the first 17 SASUKE competitions, the time limit of the stage ranges from 60 to 103, making competitors to be as fast as possible to clear.

Starting from SASUKE 18, the tournament after Nagano Makoto's kanzenseiha and the start of the Shin-SASUKE era, to SASUKE 27, the final tournament of SASUKE to be broadcast by Monster9, the time limit would eventually become higher than 100 seconds, with the highest being 130 seconds in SASUKE 18, 26 and 27 and the lowest being 115 seconds in SASUKE 19 and 25.

Following the second kanzenseiha of Urushihara Yuuji, in SASUKE RISING, the stage would be designed to be a speed stage once again, as the stage's time limit decreased to 105 seconds. However, with the debut of the Tackle in SASUKE 31, the time limit was increased once again due to the difficulty of this obstacle.

In SASUKE 35, the stage was moderately modified, with the time limit being drastically reduced to 85 seconds (38 seconds less than the previous tournament), making it the first tournament since SASUKE 17 that the First Stage's time limit was below 100 seconds (coincidentally, that tournament also carried an 85-second time limit for the First Stage) and the lowest in any tournament since Shin-SASUKE and SASUKE RISING's era.

TBS Obstacle Names

SASUKE First Stage Obstacles Time Limit
1 Taki Nobori Burasagari Maruta Taki Kudari Sosoritatsu Kabe Yureru Hashi Maruta Kudari Free Climbing + Kabe Nobori 70.0
2 Maruta Nobori Burasagari Maruta Maruta Kudari Sosoritatsu Kabe Yureru Hashi Taki Kudari Free Climbing + Kabe Nobori 60.0
3 Maruta Nobori Rolling Maruta Yureru Hashi Maruta Kudari Sosoritatsu Kabe Tarzan Jump + Rope Climb 60.0
4 Maruta Nobori Rolling Maruta Yureru Hashi Maruta Kudari Sosoritatsu Kabe Tarzan Jump + Rope Climb 60.0
5 Maruta Nobori Rolling Maruta Yureru Hashi Jump Hang Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Jump + Rope Climb 75.0
6 Maruta Nobori Rolling Maruta Yureru Hashi Jump Hang Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Jump + Rope Climb 75.0
7 Maruta Nobori Rolling Maruta Yureru Hashi Jump Hang Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Jump + Rope Climb 75.0
8 Godantobi Rolling Maruta Ōdama Jump Hang Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Jump + Rope Climb 77.0
9 Godantobi Rolling Maruta Ōdama Jump Hang Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Jump + Rope Climb 77.0
10 Godantobi Rolling Maruta Daasu Bridge Jump Hang Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Rope + Rope Climb 80.0
11 Godantobi Rolling Maruta Balance Bridge Jump Hang Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Rope + Rope Climb 85.0
12 Yamagoe Rolling Maruta Ipponbashi Jump Hang Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Rope + Rope Climb 85.0
13 Prism See-Saw Sandan Rolling Maruta Cross Bridge Jump Hang Nejireta Kabe Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Jump + Rope Climb 80.0
14 Ensuitobi Butterfly Wall Sandan Rolling Maruta Cross Bridge Jump Hang Nejireta Kabe Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Jump + Rope Climb 103.0
15 Hurdle Jump Butterfly Wall Sandan Rolling Maruta Cross Bridge Jump Hang Nejireta Kabe Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Jump + Rope Climb 95.0
16 Rokudantobi Sandan Rolling Maruta Cross Bridge Jump Hang Rope Reverse Reverse Fly Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Jump + Rope Climb 100.0/105.0 for women/over 50s
17 Rokudantobi Maruta Zaka Sandan Rolling Maruta Cross Bridge Circle Slider Jump Hang Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Jump + Rope Climb 85.0
18 Rope Glider Log Grip Pole Maze Jumping Spider Bungee Bridge Great Wall Flying Chute Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 130.0
19 Rokudantobi Log Grip Pole Maze Jumping Spider Half-Pipe Attack Soritatsu Kabe Flying Chute Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 115.0
20 Rokudantobi Log Grip Pole Maze Jumping Spider Half-Pipe Attack Soritatsu Kabe Flying Chute Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 120.0
21 Rokudantobi Log Grip Pole Maze Jumping Spider Half-Pipe Attack Soritatsu Kabe Flying Chute Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 120.0
22 Rokudantobi Circle Hammer Log Grip Jumping Spider Half-Pipe Attack Soritatsu Kabe Slider Jump Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 120.0
23 Jyunidantobi Curtain Slider Log Grip Jumping Spider Half-Pipe Attack Soritatsu Kabe Slider Jump Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 120.0
24 Jyunidantobi X-Bridge Log Grip Jumping Spider Half-Pipe Attack Soritatsu Kabe Slider Jump Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 120.0
25 Dome Steps Rolling Maruta Jump Hang Bridge Jump Log Grip Soritatsu Kabe Circle Slider Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 115.0
26 Step Slider Hazard Swing Rolling Escargot Jumping Spider Half-Pipe Attack Soritatsu Kabe Giant Swing Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 130.0
27 Step Slider Rolling Escargot Giant Swing Jumping Spider Half-Pipe Attack Soritatsu Kabe Spin Bridge Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 130.0
28 Godantobi Rolling Escargot Spin Bridge Jump Hang Kai Ni Ren Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 105.0
29 Long Jump Log Grip Hedgehog Jump Hang Kai Ni Ren Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 105.0
30 Long Jump Log Grip Hedgehog Jump Hang Kai Ni Ren Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Rope Lumberjack Climb 105.0
31 Rolling Hill Log Grip Orugōru Jump Hang Tackle Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Rope Lumberjack Climb 120.0
32 Quad Steps + Rolling Hill TIE Fighter Orugōru Double Pendulum Tackle Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Rope Lumberjack Climb 115.0
33 Quad Steps + Rolling Hill TIE Fighter Fish Bone Double Pendulum Tackle Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Rope Lumberjack Climb 128.0
34 Quad Steps + Rolling Hill TIE Fighter Fish Bone Double Pendulum Tackle Soritatsu Kabe Tarzan Rope Lumberjack Climb 123.0/133.0 for women/over 50s
35 Quad Steps + Rolling Hill TIE Fighter Fish Bone Dragon Glider Tackle Soritatsu Kabe 85.0

+ - This obstacle leads directly into the next, without any break.

G4 And Challenge Obstacle Names

Comp # First Stage Obstacles Time Limit
1 Cataract Climb [called the Barrel Climb on challenge] Log Dangle [called the Spinning Log on challenge] Rapid Descent [name is the same on challenge] Wicked Wall [called the Hill Climb on challenge] Shaking Bridge [called the Balance Bridge on challenge] Subduction Zone [called the Mountain Climb on challenge] 70.0
2 Barrel Climb Spinning Log Rapid Descent Hill Climb Balance Bridge Mountain Climb 60.0
3 Barrel Climb Rolling Log Balance Bridge Rapid Descent Hill Climb Rope Climb 60.0
4 Barrel Climb Rolling Log Balance Bridge Rapid Descent Hill Climb Rope Climb 60.0
5 Barrel Climb Rolling Log Balance Bridge Jump Hang Warped Wall Rope Climb 75.0
6 Barrel Climb Rolling Log Balance Bridge Jump Hang Warped Wall Rope Climb 75.0
7 Barrel Climb Rolling Log Balance Bridge Jump Hang Warped Wall Rope Climb 75.0
8 Quintuple Step Rolling Log Big Boulder Jump Hang Warped Wall Rope Climb 77.0
9 Quintuple Step Rolling Log Big Boulder Jump Hang Warped Wall Rope Climb 77.0
10 Quintuple Step Rolling Log Dance Bridge Jump Hang Warped Wall Tarzan Jump + Rope Climb 80.0
11 Quintuple Step Rolling Log Balance Bridge Jump Hang Warped Wall Tarzan Jump + Rope Climb 85.0
12 Hill Climb Rolling Log Plank Bridge Jump Hang Warped Wall Tarzan Jump + Rope Climb 85.0
13 Prism Tilt Rolling Log Bridge of Blades Jump Hang Crooked Wall Warped Wall Rope Climb 80.0
14 Cone Jump Butterfly Wall Rolling Log Bridge of Blades Jump Hang Crooked Wall Warped Wall Rope Climb 103.0
15 Hurdle Jump Butterfly Wall Rolling Log Bridge of Blades Jump Hang Crooked Wall Warped Wall Rope Climb 95.0
16 Sextuple Step Rolling Log Bridge of Blades Jump Hang Rope Reverse Reverse Fly Warped Wall Rope Climb 100.0
17 Sextuple Step Log Slope Rolling Log Bridge of Blades Circle Slider Jump Hang Warped Wall Rope Climb 85.0
18 Rope Glider Log Grip Pole Maze Jumping Spider Bungee Bridge Great Wall Flying Chute Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 130.0
19 Sextuple Step Log Grip Pole Maze Jumping Spider Halfpipe Attack Warped Wall Flying Chute Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 115.0
20 Sextuple Step Log Grip Pole Maze Jumping Spider Halfpipe Attack Warped Wall Flying Chute Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 120.0
21 Sextuple Step Log Grip Pole Maze Jumping Spider Halfpipe Attack Warped Wall Flying Chute Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 120.0
22 Sextuple Step Circle Hammer Log Grip Jumping Spider Halfpipe Attack Warped Wall Slider Jump Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 120.0
23 Twelve Timbers Curtain Slider Log Grip Jumping Spider Halfpipe Attack Warped Wall Slider Jump Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 120.0
24 Twelve Timbers Bridge of Blades Log Grip Jumping Spider Halfpipe Attack Warped Wall Slider Jump Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 120.0
25 Dome Steps Rolling Log Jump Hang Bridge Jump Log Grip Warped Wall Circle Slider Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 115.0
26 Step Slider Hazard Swing Rolling Escargot Jumping Spider Halfpipe Attack Warped Wall Giant Swing Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 130.0
27

Step Slider

Rolling Escargot Giant Swing Jumping Spider Halfpipe Attack Warped Wall Spinning Bridge Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder 125.0


from tournaments 28 onwards the episodes are not on G4 and are just on challenge

28

Quintuple Step

Rolling Escargot Spinning Bridge Jump Hang Kai [Double] Warped Wall Tarzan Rope Rope Ladder 105.0
29 Long Jump Log Grip Hedgehog Jump Hang Kai

[Double] Warped Wall

Tarzan Rope Rope Ladder 105.0
30 Long Jump Log Grip Hedgehog Jump Hang Kai [Double] Warped Wall Tarzan Rope Lumberjack Climb 105.0
31 Rolling Hill Log Grip Music Box Jump Hang Triple Tackle Warped Wall Tarzan Rope Lumberjack Climb 120.0
32 Quad Steps Rolling Hill Prop Slider Music Box Double Pendulum Triple Tackle Warped Wall Tarzan Rope Lumberjack Climb 115.0
33 Quad Steps Rolling Hill Prop Slider Fishbone Double Pendulum Triple Tackle Warped Wall Tarzan Rope Lumberjack Climb 128.0
34  Quad Steps Rolling Hill Prop Slider Fishbone Double Pendulum Triple Tackle Warped Wall Tarzan Rope Lumberjack Climb 123.0/133.0 for women/over 50s
+ - This obstacle is an immediate successor to the previous obstacle, without any way to recuperate between them.
NOTE: The Tarzan Jump and Rope Ladder in the 18th SASUKE are, on G4, referred to as the Tarzan Rope.
All later competitons they are known as the Final Climb.


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