The Tarzan Rope (ターザンロープ), called the Tarzan Jump (Tarzan Swing in SASUKE 11) on Ninja Warrior, was the next-to-last obstacle in the First Stage for three competitions.

The obstacle consisted of five ropes hanging from the scaffolding above over a mud pit. The competitor must cross all five ropes to make it to the next obstacle, the Rope Climb.

The ropes were rubbery and stretched when someone hung from them (similar to the Bungee Rope Climb, which was used from SASUKE 25 to SASUKE 27).

Competitors were also allowed to bypass as many ropes as they wished. Some competitors jumped past the obstacle all together, tried to make it to the Rope Climb (as Ījima Toyohisa did in SASUKE 12). For SASUKE 12 the number of ropes was decreased by one thus increasing the size of the gaps between each rope and forcing competitors to use all the ropes to reach the Rope Climb. It's most commonly named the Tarzan Swing.

When the course was redesigned for SASUKE 13, the Tarzan Rope was replaced with its predecessor, the Tarzan Jump.

American Ninja Warrior Appearances

This obstacle was also used as the seventh obstacle in semi-finals round on American Ninja Warrior 1, with twenty hanging ropes.

Later, this obstacle served as the basic concept of Rope Jungle, which was used as the first obstacle in Stage Two on American Ninja Warrior 6 and American Ninja Warrior 7.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
10 8 10 80%
11 12 14 92.36%
12 14 16 92.36%
Total 36 40 88.48%

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