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The Rope Ladder (ロープラダー) has been the final First Stage obstacle which debuted on SASUKE 18, the tournament in which the Shin-SASUKE era began.

Directly succeeding the Tarzan Rope, the obstacle is a net bridge that the competitor must climb to reach a platform. The finish buzzer is located at the top of this platform.

G4 combines this obstacle with the Tarzan Rope, and collectively calls both of them as the Final Climb.

It appeared for the last time in SASUKE 29, being replaced by the Lumberjack Climb in the following tournament.

KUNOICHI Appearance

This obstacle was also used in KUNOICHI 8, and was the final obstacle of the First Stage, directly after the Ikadawatashi. However, it has another name known as Shomouheki.

American Ninja Warrior Appearances

ANW1 Cargo Climb

American Ninja Warrior 1's Cargo Climb

ANW4 Cargo Climb

American Ninja Warrior 4's Cargo Climb

The Rope Ladder was also used as the final obstacle in semifinal from American Ninja Warrior 1 to American Ninja Warrior 3, and then in every region finals on American Ninja Warrior 4. However, in all four mentioned tournaments above, this obstacle was called as the Cargo Climb.

On American Ninja Warrior 5, the obstacle was replaced by the Spider Climb.

Las Vegas National Finals

The Rope Ladder also appeared as the final obstacle in Stage One from American Ninja Warrior 4 to American Ninja Warrior 6. However, just like during G4's broadcast, the obstacle was combined with the Tarzan Rope, and collectively called both of them as the Final Climb. On American Ninja Warrior 7, the Tarzan Rope part of the Final Climb was replaced by an angled platform at the starting platform and three bars, and was named as the Triple Swing. Then, from American Ninja Warrior 8 onward, the angled platform at the starting platform and three bars from the Triple Swing were replaced by a trampoline at the starting platform and two sets of handles, and was named as the Flying Squirrel.

Competitor's Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found.
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
18 6 9 66.68%
19 2 4 50%
20 3 7 42.88%
21 9 11 86.82%
22 6 11 48%
23 16 20 80%
24 12 13 92.4%
25 11 11 100%
26 10 14 76.92%
27 27 27 100%
28 5 6 83.33%
29 21 22 95.45%
Total 128 144 88.20%

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