The Hariyama (針山) was the third and final obstacle of the Third Stage in SASUKE 1. It consisted of a series of elastic poles, in which the competitors must latch onto the first pole, then cross to the second and so on, until they could use their feet to reach the landing platform. It didn't eliminate anyone and was replaced in the next tournament by the Hang Move and Pipe Slider.
The Hariyama was notably the only obstacle during G4's broadcast of Ninja Warrior to not have an obstacle symbol, as G4 aired SASUKE 1 as a special edition to commemorate SASUKE 20, maintaining the graphics of the original broadcast.
A similar version of the obstacle (called as the Pole Grasper) would later appear on American Ninja Warrior and several Ninja Warrior's international formats (e.g. Ninja Warrior UK, Australian Ninja Warrior, SASUKE Vietnam (as a part of the Hang Climbing), and SASUKE Ninja Warrior Indonesia), except the poles were not elastic.
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- All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found