The Double Tilt Ladder is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the fifth obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 6 in St. Louis.
It consisted of two sets of suspended tilting monkey bars. On this obstacle:
- Competitors must use their hands to move up the first set of monkey bars until their weight causes it to tilt, allowing them to continue down to the end.
- Once at the end of the first set of monkey bars, they must swing to the second set and navigate it just as they did the first.
- At the end of the second set of monkey bars, they must swing to the landing mat.
Other Season Appearances
American Ninja Warrior 7
The Double Tilt Ladder returned on American Ninja Warrior 7 in Orlando, once again as the fifth obstacle. However, the obstacle had been modified with the first ladder had 8 rungs, while the second ladder had 6 rungs (in St. Louis on the previous season, the first and second ladders both have 8 rungs). This made the gap between the first and second ladder was made larger than the previous season.Because of that, competitors must make a jump from the first ladder to the second ladder (similar to the Jumping Bars). In addition, unlike on the previous season where the ladder would tilt at the middle, it tilted once the competitors reached towards the end. Finally, there was a gap between the seventh and eighth rungs of the first ladder.
This time, the obstacle dealt more damage, as it claimed competitors like Marybeth Wang, Asya Grechka, Idoko Abuh, Ricky Vu, Mitch VeDepo, Matthew Schumann (who completed it twice during St. Louis qualifiers and finals on the previous season), and Sean Clayton. It is worth noting that during Orlando qualifiers, no female competitors could get past this obstacle this time around. It later wiped out Matthew Schumann during Orlando finals, who failed on the same obstacle during Orlando qualifiers.
Ninja Warrior UK
The Double Tilt Ladder appeared as the fifth obstacle in Heat 2 on Ninja Warrior UK 2, in Heat 4 on Ninja Warrior UK 3, and during the finals' Stage 1 on Ninja Warrior UK 5 (called as the Tilting Ladders).
Australian Ninja Warrior
Then on Australian Ninja Warrior 5, the obstacle appeared as the third obstacle in Semifinal 2. However, some changes were made, with a rope at the start, some bars being removed at both ladders (now each ladder had five bars), and a trapeze bar (similar to the one used on the Trapeze Swing) after the second ladder.