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American Ninja Warrior 11's Lunatic Ledges in Seattle-Tacoma

The Lunatic Ledges is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the second obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 11 in Seattle-Tacoma.

It consisted of two boards, each with ledges underneath it, with the second board having a handle at the front-side and being placed perpendicular to and lower than the first board.

Competitors must grab the ledges from the first board and build enough swing and momentum to grab the handle on the second board. From there, they must move to the other side of the board and make the dismount to the landing platform.

The obstacle took out a total of 24 competitors during Seattle-Tacoma qualifiers, including Jon Stewart, Sarah Schoback, Faris Xero, and Anna Christensen. During Seattle-Tacoma finals, only Jeremy Taiwo fell on the obstacle.

Other Season Appearances

American Ninja Warrior 12

American Ninja Warrior 12's Lunatic Ledges

On American Ninja Warrior 12, the Lunatic Ledges appeared as the second obstacle during the second and third episodes of the qualifiers.

During the second episode of the qualifiers, only 5 competitors fell on the obstacle out of 35 attempts, including Cassie Dierks. However, during the third episode of the qualifiers, the obstacle became significantly more brutal, as it eliminated 14 out of 36 competitors who attempted it, including several notable competitors such as Bootie Cothran, Father Stephen Gadberry, and most shockingly, Michelle Warnky.

American Ninja Warrior 13

American Ninja Warrior 13's Lunatic Ledges

On American Ninja Warrior 13, the Lunatic Ledges appeared as the second episode during the first and fourth episodes of the semifinals.

During the first episode of semifinals, the obstacle was once again surprisingly brutal as ten competitors failed on it, including Jonathan Horton. But during the fourth episode of the semifinals, no one failed on the obstacle.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found
ANW Clears Attempts Percentage
ANW11 (qualifiers) 68 92 73.91%
ANW11 (finals) 32 33 96.97%
ANW12 (QF EP 2) 30 35 85.71%
ANW12 (QF EP 3) 22 36 61.11%
ANW13 (SF EP 1) 29 39 74.36%
ANW13 (SF EP 4) 38 38 100%
Total 219 272 80.51%


  • The Lunatic Ledges shared similar qualities to several obstacles:
    • Tick Tock: both obstacles involved the competitors to build enough swing and momentum to grab an object while landing on the ledges below it.
    • Ledge Jump: the design of the boards for the Lunatic Ledges was incredibly similar to the ones used on the Ledge Jump.

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