The Floating Monkey Bars is an obstacle, introduced as the eighth obstacle in Pittsburgh finals of American Ninja Warrior 7, and then appeared again in:
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.
In its first season debut, 7 out of 16 competitors could complete this obstacle.
The Floating Monkey Bars reappeared in Atlanta finals of American Ninja Warrior 8, once again as the eighth obstacle. 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 in Pittsburgh finals (with another 7 out of 16 competitors could complete it).
The Floating Monkey Bars returned as the eighth obstacle in Kansas City finals of American Ninja Warrior 9. This time, one tray was added at the end of the obstacle, making it seven suspended trays, with the fifth tray placed higher than the other trays.
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 on 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).
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).