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Curtain Cling (カーテンクリング) was a Third Stage obstacle first introduced as the third obstacle in SASUKE 13, replacing Lamp Grasper from the past four SASUKE tournaments. It would be replaced by Curtain Swing in SASUKE 18, a modification of this obstacle.

It was a large piece of fabric with several handholds that the competitor needed to cross using their arms, though some competitors used their legs. The length of the fabric was 5.4 meters (about 17.7 feet) wide and close to 3 meters (about 9.8 feet) in height. The fabric was presumed to have been made up of several pieces in order to support the competitor.

While it had a much higher clear rate than many other Third Stage obstacles (only eliminating Kobayashi Masaaki, Yamamoto Shingo, and Morgan Hamm), it was instrumental in draining the finger and arm strength of competitors before they moved on to Cliffhanger Kai.

Paul Anthony Terek attempting Curtain Cling
in SASUKE 17


Curtain Cling in SASUKE 28

Morimoto Yūsuke attempting Curtain Cling
in SASUKE 29

Curtain Cling will then returned in SASUKE 28. This time, the obstacle was placed as the fourth obstacle, after Crazy Cliffhanger. Due to the brutality of Crazy Cliffhanger, only Morimoto Yūsuke who was able to reach and clear this version in SASUKE 29. In the next tournament, it was removed once more due to introduction of Drum Hopper.


Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found.
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
13 3 4 75%
14 5 6 83.33%
15 4 5 80%
16 7 7 100%
17 4 4 100%
28 0 0 N/A
29 1 1 100%
Total 24 27 88.89%


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