The Climbing Bars (クライミングバー), dubbed as the Bridge of Destiny during the broadcast of Ninja Warrior, is an obstacle introduced with the Third Stage redesign in SASUKE 14.

Directly following the Jumping Bars, competitors must climb a set of inclined monkey bars three meters up of an unknown angle to the green resting bar before the Pipe Slider. Competitors were allowed to use their feet, as Takeda Toshihiro did in SASUKE 15, but with the shortening of the Jumping Bars in SASUKE 16 and SASUKE 17, competitors were not as physically drained, and thus were able to clear the Climbing Bars with ease.

In SASUKE 18, the Climbing Bars was placed at a greater angle with the Spider Flip directly following afterward. This version would not be attempted and was replaced with the Sending Climber in the next tournament.

In the five tournaments it was in place, it took out only one competitor, Shiratori Bunpei in SASUKE 15.

Later, the Swing Ladder (called locally as Đu Xà Qua Sông) on SASUKE Vietnam 5 was incredibly similar to the Climbing Bars (since the ladder was not tilting).

Climbing Bars, SASUKE 18

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
14 1 1 100%
15 1 2 50%
16 3 3 100%
17 3 3 100%
18 0 0 N/A
Total 8 9 88.88%
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