The Floating Stairs is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the eighth obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 5 during Denver finals.
It consisted of 13 steps, and was divided into 3 sections. The first section was angled upward with three steps, the second section was angled downward with six steps, and the third section was angled upward with four steps.
Competitors must move across the steps, with a similar fashion to the Devil Steps, but instead of grabbing on one side of the steps, competitors must grab on the left and right side of the steps.
Other Season Appearances
American Ninja Warrior 6
The Floating Stairs returned on American Ninja Warrior 6, as the ninth obstacle during Miami finals, meaning there was a resting platform between the previous obstacle (the Minefield) and the obstacle itself. Once again, the obstacle consisted of 13 steps, and was divided into 3 sections. However, the number of steps in each section was modified, with the first section was angled upward with five steps, the second section was angled downward with four steps, and the third section was angled upward with four steps.
Australian Ninja Warrior
On Australian Ninja Warrior 2, the Floating Stairs appeared as the fifth obstacle in Semifinal 4. However, compared to the one used on American Ninja Warrior, the obstacle featured:
- Only 2 sections, each with 8 steps. The first section was angled downward, while the second section was angled upward.
- A slanted pole at the start of the obstacle, as a medium to reach the first step of the first section.
Then, on Australian Ninja Warrior 3, the Floating Stairs appeared as the fourth obstacle in Semifinal 1. This time, the slanted pole was removed.
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found