Rope Climb (ロープクライム) was the final obstacle in First Stage from SASUKE 3 to SASUKE 17. The obstacle was almost exactly what its name implied. Competitors must climb up a rope provided from Tarzan Jump to reach the top of a platform, aided by a vertical wall to help with their foot movement, to push the red button on the top to signify a clear on First Stage. From SASUKE 10 to SASUKE 12, the rope is rested against the wall due to Tarzan Jump being replaced by Tarzan Rope. However, due to Tarzan Rope only eliminating six competitors in its lifespan, Tarzan Jump was brought back in the following tournament.
From SASUKE 3 to SASUKE 12, the wall was 5.4 metres high. Starting in SASUKE 13, the wall had bamboo chutes running down the front of it, to make the obstacle a bit more difficult; also the wall slightly changed a bit, divided into two parts. Two more bamboo chutes were added to the wall in SASUKE 15, but all of them were removed in SASUKE 16 and 17, with the wall was rounded. However, due to Nagano Makoto's Kanzenseiha in SASUKE 17, the obstacle was replaced with Rope Ladder in SASUKE 18.
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found.