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Swing Ladder (スウィングラダー) is an obstacle introduced into Second Stage in SASUKE 20 to replace Skywalk. Its function is very similar to Tsuri Hashigo (firstly introduced in KUNOICHI 2007's Second Stage), where a set of monkey bars must be crossed horizontally by the competitors. It will eventually be replaced by Unstable Bridge in SASUKE 23.

The monkey bars are set on a tilting mount on the scaffolding above and swing substantially when competitors traverse them. Unlike its sister obstacle however, the bars were narrower, meaning that the obstacle did not swing about as severely. Towards the end of the obstacle, many competitors began attempting the obstacle sideways, similar to the style used to beat Climbing Bars.

Miyazaki Daisuke attempting Swing Ladder
in SASUKE 21

Interestingly, despite the obstacle being placed in three tournaments from SASUKE 20 to SASUKE 22, only Lee En-Chih was able to attempt this obstacle twice, doing so in SASUKE 21 and 22. This might be due to the fact of the low clears in SASUKE 20, as well as the dominance of Salmon Ladder during this period.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found.
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
20 1 1 100%
21 4 4 100%
22 5 5 100%
Total 10 10 100%

Other Appearances

SASUKE Vietnam

SASUKE Vietnam 5's Swing Ladder

Swing Ladder (called locally Đu Xà Qua Sông) appeared as the second obstacle in Stage 3 in SASUKE Vietnam 5, immediately following Pole Maze.

However, to make the obstacle was easier than the one used in SASUKE, the ladder was made shorter and not tilting, making it slightly similar to Climbing Bars, which was used as the sixth obstacle in the Third Stage from SASUKE 14 to SASUKE 18. After completing Pole Maze, competitors had to traverse through the obstacle, and then reach the next obstacle, the modified Pipe Slider. There was a resting bar for the competitors to rest between Swing Ladder and Pipe Slider. As the result, no one competitor failed on it.