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

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.

It took out Josh Levin and Jake Murray in Season 8.

The wedge is hard the double wedge is too hard

2 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..

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

3 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.

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

It took out ryan stratis and the godfather david campbell

It took out Sean Bryan in Season 9.

4 Cane Lane

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 took out 9? people including Jesse labreck and Travis Rosen

It should be hardest obstacle of 2018

Drew Drechsel fell here...

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.

WHAT? No one went out on it on season 12

My biceps = dying

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.

It took out the Real Life Ninja in Season 8.

7 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.

People banged their faces on the wheel

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

8 Jumping Spider

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.

I definitely think jumping spider is more difficult than this

Sean Bryan is injured here

Oof my shoulder

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.

Took out Jody Avila in Season 9.

10 The Wingnuts

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 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

The Contenders
11 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!

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

I don't want to see this again. It is impossible.

12 Wingnut Alley

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

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

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

Wingnuts were too far apart and the dismount was impossible

13 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.

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

One second on this obstacle = fail

It is so hard

14 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


15 Invisible Ladder

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

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

16 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

17 Elevator Climb

This is insane especially after the first 9 obstacles

Only 9 atheletes got passed it

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

18 Double Dipper

This took out a lot of veterans

50 feet?! How do people do that?!

its actually fifty ONE feet

19 Deja Vu

It took out Daniel Gil

why do you lache backwards

20 Leaps of Faith

On my way earlier comment. I typed that both Kevin Bull and Adam Rayl fell on the obstacle. I forgot to mention that Hunter Guerard suffered a head injury. I was so freaked out and almost had a heart attack. Hope Hunter's doing okay. Also, stay safe.

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.

21 Floating Steps
22 Floating Monkey Bars
23 Stair Hopper

This obstacle was relentless. Didn't care if the competitors accomplished great things like Geoff Britten who became the first American Ninja Warrior and first to conquer Mount. Midoriyama. Or Drew Dreschel, who won it all the year after he fell on the obstacle.

Heart-breaking fact: Did you know that this was the only upper body obstacle Geoff Britten fell on.

Took out Geoff Britten, Jamie Rahn, Kevin Bull Jessie Graff and Drew Drechsel

remove the gaps man how did jessie graff and drew drechsel fail

24 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.

25 Spider Trap

This obstacle took out 3 competitors in Seasons 10/11. In Season 10, it was rookie Spencer Clapp, Veterans Dan Polizzi and James McGrath. And in Season 11, it was Kenneth Niemitalo, Jody Freeman and R.J Roman(It was mostly because of the rainy weather).

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