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 across a series of hanging poles to the landing platform. There were seven poles to across during Denver finals, while during Dallas finals, the number of poles was reduced to six.
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. Once on the fifth pole, they must make the transition to the next obstacle (the Hang Climb).
The Pole Grasper also appeared on SASUKE Vietnam 3 as the third obstacle in Stage Three, which was very similar to American Ninja Warrior 7 version, except there were only 4 poles instead of 5.
On SASUKE Ninja Warrior Indonesia 2017, the Pole Grasper appeared twice during the season.
- Firstly, as the first obstacle during Semifinal Stage 1, which was very similar to the American Ninja Warrior 7 version, except there were only 4 poles instead of 5. However, during SASUKE Ninja Warrior Indonesia: International Competition, the number of poles was reduced again from 4 to 3.
- Secondly, as the third obstacle during Final Stage, which was very similar to the American Ninja Warrior 5 and 6 version, except there were only 4 poles once again.
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found