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ANW5 Floating Stairs

American Ninja Warrior 5's Floating Stairs in Denver

The Floating Stairs is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the eighth obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 5 during Denver finals.

It consisted of 13 steps, and was divided into 3 sections. The first section was angled upward with three steps, the second section was angled downward with six steps, and the third section was angled upward with four steps.

Competitors must across the steps, with a similar fashion to the Devil Steps, but instead of grabbing on one side of the steps, competitors must grab on the left and right side of the steps.

During Denver finals, the obstacle had taken out several top competitors (e.g. Jake Smith and Lorin Ball). Only 9 out of 28 competitors who attempted the obstacle, could complete it.

ANW6 Floating Stairs

American Ninja Warrior 6's Floating Stairs in Miami

The Floating Stairs returned on American Ninja Warrior 6, as the ninth obstacle during Miami finals, meaning there was a resting platform between the previous obstacle (the Minefield) and the obstacle itself. Once again, the obstacle consisted of 13 steps, and was divided into 3 sections. However, the number of steps in each section was modified, with the first section was angled upward with five steps, the second section was angled downward with four steps, and the third section was angled upward with four steps.

Unlike during Denver finals, the obstacle only took out one competitor (Luciano Acuna, Jr.) out of 11 competitors who attempted it.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found
ANW Clears Attempts Percentage
ANW5 9 28 32.14%
ANW6 10 11 90.91%
Total 19 39 48.72%