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Not to be confused with Soritatsu Kabe.

Sosoritatsu Kabe (そそり立つ壁), called Wicked Wall in SASUKE 1 and Hill Climb from SASUKE 2 onwards in English broadcasts, was a First Stage obstacle originally placed as the fourth obstacle, however, with the introduction of Rolling Maruta and Yureru Hashi being relocated in SASUKE 3, it became the fifth obstacle in that tournament and SASUKE 4.

The obstacle was very simple, consisting of just a single fifty-degree incline, 4.05-metre-long board, increased to sixty degrees from SASUKE 2 onwards. Competitors must reach the top by any means, including grabbing the sides, which oddly does not result in disqualification. Probably due to this particular rule, only two competitors are known to have failed the obstacle, Murakawa Masano and Onuki Norio, both coincidentally doing so in SASUKE 3. Due to its high clear rate, after Akiyama Kazuhiko's Kanzenseiha in SASUKE 4, this obstacle was replaced by more difficult and iconic Soritatsu Kabe.

Tanaka Tomokazu attempting Sosoritatsu Kabe in SASUKE 1

Tanabe Chie attempting modified Sosoritatsu Kabe in SASUKE 2


The naming of Hill Climb caused a lot of confusion among international viewers, as Yamagoe, an unrelated obstacle in SASUKE 12, as well as Chou Touhan, a KUNOICHI obstacle that appeared in Second Stage of KUNOICHI 2003 and KUNOICHI 2006 New Year, were also called Hill Climb on English broadcasts.


Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found.
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
1 50 50 100%
2 43 43 100%
3 16 18 88.89%
4 39 39 100%
Total 148 150 98.67%


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