The competitor must climb up two walls parallel to each other, similar to the Spider Walk but you only go in an upwards direction. This lasts for 12.5m and then the competitor is faced with the 10m Rope Climb straight away with no break point. If the Spider Climb isn't completed in 15 seconds the walls start to move apart making it harder a
Spider Climb

Spider Climb

nd harder to climb and eventually impossible. This defeated Jordan Jovtchev in SASUKE 8, and caused Shingo Yamamoto to dislocate his shoulder on SASUKE 7. At that point the competitor would fall to the bottom where the safety harness catches them. The time limit to climb the tower was still 30 seconds when the Spider Climb was added.

A similar version of the Spider Climb was seen between tournaments 29 to 31, however, it was shortened to 12 m; In addition, the walls in SASUKE 29 - 31 do not split after 15 seconds, making it slightly easier for competitors.

On American Ninja Warrior 5 and American Ninja Warrior 6, this obstacle appeared as the final obstacle in every city finals course, replacing Cargo Climb from American Ninja Warrior 4, with the height was 30 feet (9.14 m). Only a handful of competitors had failed on this obstacle, including James Sclar and Dustin McKinney. On American Ninja Warrior 7, it was replaced by far more lethal obstacle, the Invisible Ladder.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
5 0 0 N/A
6 0 0 N/A
7 0 1 0%
8 1 2 50%
9 0 0 N/A
10 0 0 N/A
11 1 1 100%
12 3 3 100%
13 1 1 100%
14 0 0 N/A
15 0 0 N/A
16 0 0 N/A
17 2 2 100%
Total 8 10 80%

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