Tarzan Jump (ターザンジャンプ), later renamed Tarzan Rope (ターザンロープ) since SASUKE 18, was the penultimate obstacle in SASUKE's First Stage from SASUKE 3 to SASUKE 34, until it was removed indirectly by Dragon Glider due to space constraint in SASUKE 35.

Competitors must grab onto a rope and swing to the next obstacle, which is Rope Climb (from SASUKE 3 to SASUKE 9, then SASUKE 13 to SASUKE 17), Rope Ladder (from SASUKE 18 to SASUKE 29), and Lumberjack Climb (from SASUKE 30 to SASUKE 34). In Lumberjack Climb's case, competitors must grab onto a rope and swing it to reach the landing platform floating above the water. Once the competitors started on Lumberjack Climb, the landing platform from Tarzan Rope was pulled away (similar to the starting platform from any variant of Salmon Ladder in Second Stage).

Tarzan Jump was renamed as Tarzan Rope
in SASUKE 18



From SASUKE 10 to SASUKE 12, a different obstacle (called Tarzan Rope) was used to precede Rope Climb. This obstacle, however, only had six failures in its lifespan, resulting in Tarzan Jump being brought back in the following tournament.

During the international rebroadcasts, Tarzan Jump/Tarzan Rope was not an obstacle in its own right, but was considered a part of Rope Climb/Rope Ladder. When tied with Rope Ladder, it was both considered a same obstacle that called Final Climb.


Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found.
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
3 16 17 94.12%
4 39 39 100%
5 4 5 80%
6 7 7 100%
7 11 11 100%
8 8 8 100%
9 7 7 100%
13 11 11 100%
14 17 18 94.44%
15 10 11 90.91%
16 22 22 100%
17 14 14 100%
18 9 9 100%
19 4 4 100%
20 7 9 77.78%
21 11 11 100%
22 10 10 100%
23 21 23 91.30%
24 12 14 85.71%
25 11 11 100%
26 13 13 100%
27 27 27 100%
28 6 7 85.71%
29 22 22 100%
30 31 34 91.18%
31 20 20 100%
32 15 18 83.33%
33 14 15 93.33%
34 24 24 100%
Total 423 441 95.92%


Other Appearances

American Ninja Warrior

On American Ninja Warrior 1 and American Ninja Warrior 2, a similar obstacle (called as the Rope Swing) appeared as the second obstacle during qualifying and semifinal.


Las Vegas National Finals

American Ninja Warrior 4's Final Climb in Stage One

American Ninja Warrior 6's Final Climb in Stage One

Later, the Tarzan Rope appeared as the final obstacle in Stage One from American Ninja Warrior 4 to American Ninja Warrior 6. However, just like during G4's broadcast of Ninja Warrior, the obstacle was combined with the Rope Ladder, and collectively called Final Climb.

On American Ninja Warrior 7, the Tarzan Rope part of the Final Climb was replaced by an angled platform at the starting platform and three jumping bars, resulting in the introduction of a new obstacle as the Triple Swing.


SASUKE Vietnam

SASUKE Vietnam 4's Tarzan Rope

Tarzan Đu Dây (SASUKE Vietnam's official name for the Tarzan Rope) appeared as the fifth obstacle in Stage 1B on SASUKE Vietnam 1, SASUKE Vietnam 3, SASUKE Vietnam 4, and SASUKE Vietnam 5, and as the fifth obstacle in Stage 1A on SASUKE Vietnam 2. The Tarzan Rope used on SASUKE Vietnam was the same as the Tarzan Rope from SASUKE 30 to SASUKE 34 (since the competitors must traverse the Lumberjack Climb after that).

On SASUKE Vietnam 1, the obstacle had a 93.88% completion rate in Stage 1B, eliminating 3 out of 49 competitors who attempted it.


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