The Tarzan Rope (ターザンロープ), called as the Tarzan Jump on Ninja Warrior (or the Tarzan Swing during the broadcast of SASUKE 11), was the penultimate obstacle in the First Stage from SASUKE 10 to SASUKE 12.

The obstacle consisted of 5 ropes hanging from the scaffolding above, and over the water. Competitors must cross all five ropes to make it to the next obstacle, the Rope Climb.

The ropes were rubbery and stretched when competitors hung from them (similar to the Bungee Rope Climb, which would appear in the Third Stage from SASUKE 25 to SASUKE 27).

Competitors were also allowed to bypass as many ropes as they wished. Some competitors jumped past the obstacle all together, tried to make it to the Rope Climb (as Ījima Toyohisa did in SASUKE 11, although he was timed out soon before reaching the button, due to showboating).

For SASUKE 12, the number of ropes was decreased to 4, thus increasing the size of the gap between each rope.

When the course was redesigned for SASUKE 13, the Tarzan Rope was replaced with its predecessor, the Tarzan Jump.

Yamada Koji attempted the Tarzan Rope, SASUKE 12

American Ninja Warrior Appearance

American Ninja Warrior 1's Tarzan Swing

The Tarzan Rope (called as the Tarzan Swing) appeared as the seventh obstacle during semifinal on American Ninja Warrior 1, with twenty hanging ropes instead of five. Also, the ropes were not rubbery.

Later, this obstacle served as the basic concept of the Rope Jungle, which was used as the first obstacle in Stage Two on American Ninja Warrior 6 and American Ninja Warrior 7.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
10 8 10 80%
11 12 14 92.36%
12 14 16 92.36%
Total 34 40 88.48%
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