The obstacle featured three forward-tilted pedestals that would dip downwards once competitors apply their weight into it. Competitors must run the pedestals in order to advance.
In its first season appearance, with the presence of the Split Decision, there were two scenarios when attempting this obstacle:
- When the competitors pressed the button initiating the The High Road, they must have a faster pace in attempting the Dipping Birds in order to catch up with the ring. It was revealed that the ring took 8.5 seconds to go through the length of this obstacle. Competitors may also choose not to attempt the jump to the ring and choose to attempt the Fly Hooks, as missing The High Road's ring did not cause an automatic disqualification.
- When the competitors did not press the button, they could take their time attempting the Dipping Birds and would advance to the Fly Hooks instead.
The relationship of the Dipping Birds and High Road is similar in function to the Danchigaibou and Hishouchu in KUNOICHI 7, in which competitors must catch up in attempting the latter by attempting the obstacle before it.
In total, three competitors fell on this obstacle: Isabella Wakeham (though by technicality timed out on the obstacle before falling), Nate Pardo, and Jody Avila (who served as a replacement for Daniel Gil).
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found