Monkey Bars

Monkey Bars

Monkey bars, nough said!

Single Attempt Obstacle
  • Skills
    Upper Body / Grip Strength
  • Race Types
    Stadium / Sprint / Super / Beast

Grip and Upper Body Strength Training Equipment

Key Exercises

    Dead Hang
    Plate Pinch

Tips for the obstacle

  • Move your feet in a bicycling motion to propel and swing yourself from one bar to another

Ways to Train

  • Utilize a local playground to work on monkey bars
  • Rock climb inside or outside - builds up grip strength and mental confidence

Official Rulebook Details

  • Traverse the rungs using ONLY your hands/Arms and ring the bell. Feet cannot touch the ground or the rungs.
  • Competitor must stay on the bottom of the obstacle. Competitor cannot complete the obstacle on the top.
  • Any part of the body touching the ground between the start and finish area.
  • Feet touching bars above head.
  • Using side supports.
  • Not ringing the bell
  • Competitor is committed to their lane and considered to have attempted the obstacle, once both of Competitor’s feet have left the starting step.


Videos and documents for reference