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ANW5 Pole Grasper

American Ninja Warrior 5's Pole Grasper in Denver

ANW6 Pole Grasper

American Ninja Warrior 6's Pole Grasper in Dallas

ANW7 Pole Grasper

American Ninja Warrior 7's Pole Grasper in Stage Three

The Pole Grasper is an obstacle, firstly introduced on American Ninja Warrior 5 during Denver finals as the ninth obstacle, and then appeared again on American Ninja Warrior 6 during Dallas finals as the ninth obstacle.

Competitors must get across a series of hanging poles to the landing platform. During American Ninja Warrior 5's Denver finals, there were seven poles to get across. While during American Ninja Warrior 6's Dallas finals, the number of poles was reduced to six, with the bottom part of the poles was attached to the bottom of the water area.

The Pole Grasper returned on American Ninja Warrior 7. This time, as the fifth obstacle in Stage Three. However, the number of poles was reduced to five, with the fourth pole would drop down when competitors were on it (similar to the second and third poles from the Sidewinder R in SASUKE 32). Once on the fifth pole, they must make the transition to the next obstacle (the Hang Climb).

The Pole Grasper had a similar concept with the Hariyama, which was used as the third and final obstacle during the Third Stage in SASUKE 1, except the poles were not elastic.

Other Appearances

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Australian Ninja Warrior's Pole Grasper

The Pole Grasper appeared as the eighth obstacle during the semi-finals on Ninja Warrior UK 3 and Australian Ninja Warrior, and then as the fifth obstacle during the finals' Stage 1 on Ninja Warrior UK 4, which was very similar to the Pole Grasper from American Ninja Warrior 5.

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SASUKE Vietnam 3's Pole Grasper

The Pole Grasper also appeared on SASUKE Vietnam 3 as the third obstacle in Stage Three, which was very similar to the Pole Grasper from American Ninja Warrior 7, except there were only 4 poles instead of 5.

On SASUKE Ninja Warrior Indonesia 2017, the Pole Grasper appeared twice during the season.

SNWI2017 Pole Grasper (SS1)

SASUKE Ninja Warrior Indonesia 2017's Pole Grasper in Semifinal Stage 1

SNWI2017 Pole Grasper (FS)

SASUKE Ninja Warrior Indonesia 2017's Pole Grasper in Final Stage

  • Secondly, as the third obstacle during Final Stage, which was very similar to the Pole Grasper from American Ninja Warrior 6, except there were only 4 poles once again.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found
ANW Clears Attempts Percentage
ANW5 5 9 55.56%
ANW6 7 9 77.78%
ANW7 4 4 100%
USA vs. The World 2 6 6 100%
Total 22 28 78.57%