The Rope Swing is an obstacle first introduced as the second obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 1 in qualifying and semifinal, and it appeared again on American Ninja Warrior 2, once again as the second obstacle in qualifying and semifinal.
Competitors must grab the rope and swing it across the water to reach the landing platform. Although the function of this obstacle was very simple, some competitors had to swing back to the starting platform because they were not successfully making the swing to the landing platform on their first attempt.
Rope Swing into Cargo Net
On American Ninja Warrior 6, the Rope Swing returned in the form of the Rope Swing into Cargo Net as the fourth obstacle in St. Louis. In this version of the obstacle, competitors must jump from the trampoline and grab the first rope. Then, competitors must build enough swing and momentum to grab the second rope, and then make the transition to the cargo net. Finally, competitors must climb down the cargo net to reach the landing platform.
Ninja Warrior UK
The Rope Swing into Cargo Net appeared as the fourth obstacle on Ninja Warrior UK 2 during the semi-finals (called Jump Hang with Jungle Swing, with three ropes instead of two), and then on Ninja Warrior UK 3 in Heat 1 (called Jump Hang with Rope).
Australian Ninja Warrior
On Australian Ninja Warrior 2, the Rope Swing into Cargo Net appeared the fourth obstacle in Heat 3, and was simply called as the Rope to Cargo Net. However, the obstacle featured only one rope and no trampoline at the start.
Immediately following the Salmon Ladder and replacing the Unstable Bridge from past three SASUKE Vietnam seasons, the Rope Swing appeared in the form of the Salmon Ladder with Rope (called locally Thang Cá Hồi - Đu Dây) on SASUKE Vietnam 4, as the fourth obstacle in Stage 2.
Similar to the one used during St. Louis qualifiers and finals on American Ninja Warrior 6, the obstacle had two ropes, with the first rope being shorter than the second rope. After reaching the fifth rung of the Salmon Ladder, competitors were now able to grab the first rope. And after reaching the second rope, competitors must swing it to reach the landing platform.
The Rope Swing part only eliminated Hoàng Sa when he couldn't make the dismount.
The Salmon Ladder with Rope returned as the third obstacle in Stage 2 on SASUKE Vietnam 5. This time, the material of the first rope had been changed, and the second rope had been shortened to make it equally the same as the first rope.
This time, the Rope Swing part became much harder and more dangerous, as six competitors failed on it, even though it was very easy on the previous season. Many competitors struggled when trying to transit to the first rope, and some had run out of energy when transiting to the second rope.