The Tipping Point is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the fourth obstacle during the first episode of qualifiers on American Ninja Warrior 13.
The obstacle consisted of a long see-saw-like board with six hexagonal panels. The fulcrum was in the center of the third hexagon from the left. Competitors would have to climb vertically up these hexagonal panels until the board is angled horizontally, and then climb across to a second long board.
The second board was on the other side, meaning the competitor would have to turn around to reach it. Along the top was a long ledge, and competitors would have to traverse it horizontally until their weight would cause the board to tip, and the panel would slide down, allowing competitors to reach the landing platform.
A total of 7 competitors failed on the obstacle during the first episode of qualifiers, including competitors like Sophie Shaft, Jonathan Horton, Tom Mortimer, Jade Buford, Cory Torkelson, Christian Washington, and Ernesto Perez. It ultimately served as the cut-off for the top 30 in that episode for advancing to the semifinals.
During the second episode of qualifiers, more competitors failed here as 17 competitors failed on the obstacle, including Tiana Webberley, Brittney Durant, Sophia Lavallee, Perry Madison, Arnold Hernandez, Brian Montagnese, Rylie Johnston, Sarah Chang, Jon Bundy, and Alex Weber. Once again, it served as the cut-off for the top 30 in that episode for advancing to the semifinals. It also served as the cut-off for the top 5 women.
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found
|ANW13 (QF EP 1)||26||33||78.79%|
|ANW13 (QF EP 2)||24||41||58.53%|