It replaced the Climbing Bars in SASUKE 19, and was replaced with the Hang Climbing in SASUKE 21. Due to the difficulty of the Shin-Cliffhanger, it was never attempted, but its function was very similar to the Hang Climbing. It was an acutely-angled wall, scattered with rock climbing artifacts.
The Sending Climber had major differences from the Hang Climbing that designate both as separate obstacles, and not just redesigns:
- The rocks were smaller, requiring more finger strength than the Hang Climbing, in order to get past the obstacle.
- The Sending Climber was farther away from the Jumping Bars than the Hang Climbing, due to being at a different angle, making the transition in between the obstacles harder.
- The obstacle was at a shallower angle with respect to the scaffolding, making it harder to maintain grip and discourage the usage of legs.
Levi Meeuwenberg mentioned in an interview that unlike the Hang Climbing, competitors would not be allowed to use their feet.
From American Ninja Warrior 4 to American Ninja Warrior 8, the design of the Hang Climb was similar to the Sending Climber. However, its function was the same as the Hang Climbing, in which competitors could use their feet on the obstacle. Also, the design of the Hang Climbing (called locally as Vách Nghiêng) on SASUKE Vietnam 3 was incredibly similar to the Sending Climber.
Competitor's Success Rate
- All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found.