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

1 Double Wedge


The wedge is hard the double wedge is too hard

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. - TechnicallyIDoComics

I thought the NORMAL wedge looked hard. This obstacle doubles the difficulty. - PhoenixAura81

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2 Ultimate Cliffhanger

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. - TechnicallyIDoComics

3 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.. - TechnicallyIDoComics

4 Cane Lane

It should be hardest obstacle of 2018

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. - TechnicallyIDoComics

5 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. - TechnicallyIDoComics

6 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. - TechnicallyIDoComics

7 The Wingnuts

It took out some big game

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. - TechnicallyIDoComics

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.

8 Jumping Spider

I definitely think jumping spider is more difficult than this - Listmaker5000

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. - TechnicallyIDoComics

9 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. - TechnicallyIDoComics

10 Rolling Thunder

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

The Contenders

11 Vertical Limit

It is so hard

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. - TechnicallyIDoComics

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

12 Wingnut Alley

It also took out abel gonzalez

Took out some of the best including Drew Drechsel, Daniel Gil, Flip Rodriguez and Jamie Rahn

13 Floating Steps

Super easy.

14 Mega Warped Wall


15 Elevator Climb

This is insane especially after the first 9 obstacles

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

16 Deja Vu

It took out Daniel Gil

17 Invisible Ladder

Carrying your entire weight on each arm - Not_A_Weeaboo

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

18 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. - TechnicallyIDoComics

19 Iron Maiden
20 Floating Monkey Bars
21 Double Dipper
22 Metal Spin
23 Doorknob Arch
24 Wave Runner
25 Propeller Bar
26 Cannonball Drop
27 Slippery Summit
28 Spin Hopper
29 Giant Log Roll

It took out Jamie Rahn, Brent Stefensen,and Meagan Martin.

30 Flying Squirrel
31 Nail Clipper
32 Twist and Fly

It took out brian arnold

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