The Walking Bar is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the eighth obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 7 during Houston finals. It consisted of six set of staggered rests, a bar, and a rope.
After completing the Salmon Ladder, competitors must make a transition to the bar, which was positioned on the first two rests. Since the rests were staggered, competitors must alternately move each side forward to the next rest, until the bar was on the last two rests. Once there, they must swing forward to a rope, which they could climb down to reach the landing mat.
This obstacle proved to be brutal, as several competitors failed to land the bar on the rests and slipped, while others overshot the bar on the rests. Only 5 competitors could get past this obstacle (Tremayne Dortch, Jeremiah Morgan, Karsten Williams, Daniel Gil, and Sam Sann). In the end, the Walking Bar became the cut off for advancing to Las Vegas national finals.
Stage Three VersionThe Walking Bar returned on American Ninja Warrior 8, as the sixth and penultimate obstacle of Stage Three, after the Hang Climb.
On this version, the rope was not presented. Instead, when competitors reached the bar into the last two rests, they must go to the resting bar that would lead to the next and final obstacle, the Flying Bar.
Also, the last few rests were arranged in a curve to help competitors to go to the resting bar easier, but in contrast, made the obstacle itself harder.
Due to Drew Drechsel and Daniel Gil being the only two to attempt Stage Three, with both of them failing the Hang Climb and the Ultimate Cliffhanger respectively, no one has attempted this obstacle on the regular season.
However, it was attempted during USA vs. the World 3, when Josh Levin (Team USA), Drew Drechsel (Team USA), Alexander Mars (Team Europe), and Diego Gonzalez (Team Latin America) attempted it, with Diego Gonzalez and Alexander Mars failed to complete it.