Top Ten Hardest Obstacles in American Ninja Warrior

A new ANW list and this list here shows the hardest obstacles to complete in.

The Top Ten

Double Wedge

If you think the Flying Bar, Slippery Summit, Walking Bar or the Stair Hopper are difficult, this bar-type obstacle is the worst of all. You have to move the bar to wedge through the obstacle in a perfect horizontal line without tilting down and causing to fall.

I thought the NORMAL wedge looked hard. This obstacle doubles the difficulty.

Seals so many fates. By far the hardest.

The wedge is hard the double wedge is too hard

Ultimate Cliffhanger

It is the hardest obstacle because you have to jump back and forth

Some Cliffhangers aren't too hard, but if fingers starts to weary from few obstacles, the Ultimate Cliffhanger is the hardest part to get through if you're fully-trained enough to beat it. Plus to make it even more harder is you have to hop one Cliffhanger to another and another.

It took out Sean Bryan in Season 9.

Very few got past this

Curved Body Prop

This obstacle tests core strength, your hands, your feet, almost every part of your body and you must sustain a very uncomfortable position while progressing downwards literally right above the water, then you must elevate like 15 feet and grab onto the next obstacle without ground.

A normal Body Prop has been hard once, but it's been conquered many times from the past. Now the Curved Body Prop (shapes like a letter U) is harder as it looks and I bet it hurts the stomach unless you're well-trained for it..

This is so easy
I can do it and I am an eight year old!

Took out sean mccoll and he is the best climber in the world

Cane Lane

It took out 9? people including Jesse labreck and Travis Rosen

A brand new obstacle for 2018 in the Indianapolis Finals which is tough to do and to do so you must move the cane above you and hop tough spots without missing and hooked off the rail.

It should be hardest obstacle of 2018

Drew Drechsel fell here...

Salmon Ladder

The veterans and some rookies are getting better at this obstacle and it's less hard as if it's normal. Now if it's a double or down-up version of the Salmon Ladder, it might be little disoriented.

My biceps = dying

Hang Climb

It's a short obstacle to complete even it's a ceiling rock-climbing, but after crossing several obstacles in Stage 3 your fingers will still be aching and you won't be hanging on longer.

It took out the Real Life Ninja in Season 8.

Jumping Spider

I definitely think jumping spider is more difficult than this

Easy, but some veterans and rookies have their ups and downs on this obstacle and even Kacy Catanzaro had hell of a time beating this.

Oof my shoulder

Rolling Thunder

This took out Jessie Graff in Season 9 Datona Beach Quallifing.

It looks easy, but if your hands and arms are already getting tired this one could turned the blink of an eye for failing.

People banged their faces on the wheel

Hourglass Drop

If you think the Unstable Bridge and the Wave Runner are hard, wait until you try the Hourglass Drop. This obstacle is tough to nail the gripping plus to make this harder you must jump on a trampoline to reach the other platform and yes they do moved just like it's previous cousins.

Took out Jody Avila in Season 9.

The Wingnuts

The Wingnuts does look easy in the City Opening and Finals, but that time on Stage 2 got carried away and one Wingnut was a bit too far away from the dismount.

It took out some big game

Yeah, but 1) the Wingnuts are still hard just by jumping one to another and 2) you're right, the last Wingnut on Stage 2 is little too far away. Even Daniel Gil and Drew Drechsel failed miserably on that, too.

The Contenders

Angry Birds

Absolutely impossible. Took out Joe Marovski Jamie Ran and Najee Richardson. In fact it took out all 22 competitors who got to it in season 11. talk about a ninja killer!

Hate this obstacle from the 2019 Baltimore finals and especially it named after an app game and a movie; took out 22 competitors. The blinded grab on one of the Angry Birds is the worst part that nobody can pass. It better not show up again around the National Finals in Las Vegas!

Actually I hope the angry birds obstacle comes back. The point of obstacles are to challenge ninjas and to be able to highlight the ones who can beat it. The obstacle isn't impossible, so if it comes back, it's almost guaranteed to have at least one finisher.

This. Infernal. Obstacle. Remove the blind grab and it's OK. But they HAD to put that horrible blind grab in it.

Blind grab shouldn’t have been in the obstacle if no one could do it

Wingnut Alley

What a ninja killer! Took out Daniel Gil and other top atheletes!

Wingnuts were too far apart and the dismount was impossible

The only reason drew fell was because he over shot the last wing nut before the dismount

It also took out abel gonzalez

Vertical Limit

Just to look back at my ANW list, it seems I have discovered that the Vertical Limit will be a nightmare to come on ANW and it's tougher than a Cliffhanger with 1 centimeter hold for fingertips. That's like getting your fingers smashed by a window, so best way to beat it is start practicing, practicing and more practicing on the obstacle.

One second on this obstacle = fail

Yet to appear on ANW, this is like the Ultimate Cliffhanger extreme

It is so hard

Mega Warped Wall

If you think this is easy. How did Joe Moravsky, Isaac Caldiero, James McGrath, Jody Avila and Jamie Rahn failed on this obstacle


My legs

Double Dipper

This took out a lot of veterans

50 feet?! How do people do that?!

Deja Vu

It took out Daniel Gil

Flying Bar

If my bar rolls, if I lose grip, if I do a technical mistake! Heart Attack!

It took out brian arnold and ian dory

Invisible Ladder

This was a bad name for the obstacle, there isn’t any ladder there that’s invisible

Carrying your entire weight on each arm

It took out jamie rahn drew drechesl flip rodreguiz and j j woods

Elevator Climb

This is insane especially after the first 9 obstacles

Only 9 atheletes got passed it

Pump pump PUMP

Flip Rodriguez, Brent Steffenson, Thomas Stillings, JJ Woods and Jessie Graff all fell on this obstacle

Floating Steps

Super easy.

Leaps of Faith

You have to swing hard enough and be able to hold on to a small ledge and leap three times to the same length of ledges, one of them being a blind, midair transition.

This obstacle took out 11 competitors. And some big names like Kevin Bull and Adam Rayl.

Tire Run

If Drew haven't had that Safety Pass. Then he would be done for, and didn't win that million dollars and title of Second American Ninja Warrior Champion.

It just took out drew on Monday. On stage one.

True, but thanks to the safety pass Drew beats Tire Run without failing and completed Stage 1 on his second chance. - TechnicallyIDoComics

Big Dipper

Actually what I meant to say is the Double Dipper. This obstacle is more tougher than the original Big Dipper and this is a major setback that destroyed weatherman Joe Moravsky and Flip Rodriguez.

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