The Dungeon is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the ninth obstacle during the first episode of the semifinals on American Ninja Warrior 12.
Competitors have to work their way up to the first panel using the spikes placed on the panel (in a similar manner to the Iron Maiden and its variants). Once they reached the top of the panel, they must hold on to the bar and apply their weight to lock in the first panel in a horizontal position. From there, they must traverse the panel using the spikes that were now arranged vertically (in a similar manner to the Swinging Spikes). Once they reached the end of the panel, they must make a jump onto the second panel that featured two bars attached vertically. This second panel must be rotated in a 180-degree counterclockwise direction. Finally, they must make a dismount to the landing platform.
Once the competitors were on the obstacle, the mini-platform was retracted, similar to the landing platform of the obstacle before the Salmon Ladder being pulled away when competitors attempted the obstacle.
This obstacle eliminated seven notable competitors in the first episode of the semifinals: Jody Avila, Donovan Metoyer, Jon Alexis Jr., Flip Rodriguez, Chris DiGangi, Jamie Rahn, and Jesse Labreck. In the second episode of the semifinals, only two competitors (Dan Polizzi and David Wright) fell on it.
American Ninja Warrior: Women's Championship
The Dungeon appeared as the ninth obstacle during the Women's Championship, which was taped during American Ninja Warrior 12. The obstacle was slightly modified - rather than starting at the bottom of the panel, competitors started by grabbing a small spherical object, making it easier to reach the top of the panel. It still proved to be fairly challenging, as it eliminated Sandy Zimmerman, Mady Howard, and Tiana Webberley. Only Jesse Labreck (who failed on the obstacle during the semifinals) and Meagan Martin were able to complete it.
Australian Ninja Warrior
The Dungeon (stylized as Dungeon) appeared as the fifth obstacle in Stage Two of Australian Ninja Warrior 5, with its function being similar to the semifinals of American Ninja Warrior. Three competitors, Alex Bigg, Jake Baker, and Ashlin Herbert failed on this obstacle and all of them fell to the transition from the spikes to the vertical panel.
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found
|ANW12 (SF EP 1)||6||13||46.15%|
|ANW12 (SF EP 2)||7||9||77.78%|