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The seven hardest obstacles of season 12

These obstacles caused the most damage in St. Louis.

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With season 13 of American Ninja Warrior looming on the horizon, there’s little doubt that the behind-the-scenes teams are hard at work crafting the courses the Ninjas will face. In fact, they’re probably far along in the process and are working on the finishing touches to their diabolical plans.

We know that generally, a few obstacles repeat through the seasons, leaving us wondering what contraptions will return. Will they borrow from the most “deadly” obstacles of season 12?

In 2020, seven different obstacles were responsible for 68 falls.

Let’s take a look back at the hardest obstacles of season 12!

Qualifiers - Night One

  • Weight For It - Nine falls
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Qualifiers - Night Two

  • Ring Chaser - Seven falls
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Qualifiers - Night Three

  • Lunatic Ledges - 14 falls
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Qualifiers - Night Four


  • Off the Hook - Seven falls
  • Sideways - Seven falls
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Semi-Finals - Night One

  • Corkscrew - Nine falls
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Semi-Finals - Night Two

  • Corkscrew - Eight falls
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The Finals

  • Falling Shelves - Seven falls
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Which of these obstacles do you think the course designers will bring back for 2021? You can find out more information regarding season 13 here.