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Floating Monkey Bars

American Ninja Warrior 7's Floating Monkey Bars in Pittsburgh

The Floating Monkey Bars is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the eighth obstacle during Pittsburgh finals on American Ninja Warrior 7.

It consisted of two bars and six suspended trays. After competitors completed the Salmon Ladder, they must transfer to the two bars positioned in the first two trays. Then, they moved forward by continuing to bring the rear bar to the next tray, until they are close enough to make a jump to the landing mat.

During Pittsburgh finals, 7 out of 16 competitors could complete this obstacle.

ANW8 Floating Monkey Bars

American Ninja Warrior 8's Floating Monkey Bars in Atlanta

The Floating Monkey Bars returned on American Ninja Warrior 8, once again as the eighth obstacle during Atlanta finals. This time, the fifth tray was moved six inches above the others for added difficulty.

Despite that, the completion rate was exactly the same as during Pittsburgh finals (with another 7 out of 16 competitors could complete it).

ANW9 Floating Monkey Bars

American Ninja Warrior 9's Floating Monkey Bars in Kansas City

The Floating Monkey Bars returned once again on American Ninja Warrior 9, as the eighth obstacle during Kansas City finals. This time, one tray was added at the end of the obstacle, making it seven suspended trays, with the fifth tray was placed higher than the other trays. 

However, unlike the past two seasons, this obstacle became more brutal, as only 2 out of 9 competitors (Mitch VeDepo and Tyler Yamauchi) could complete it (likely due to fatigue from attempting the first seven obstacles, and 60% of Kansas City finalists had been eliminated on the front half obstacles, i.e. the first 6 obstacles, mostly at the Broken Pipes and Bar Hop). 

Later, combined with the other obstacles, Kansas City finals just became the second city finals course in American Ninja Warrior history to have zero finishers (after Philadelphia finals on American Ninja Warrior 8). 

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