- Time Limit: None
- Gladiators: 1
- Contenders: 1
- Weapons: None
- Theme Tune: None
Vertigo is a straight race between the Gladiator and Contender. There are two lines of five flexible poles, standing at a height of 27 feet. Both competitors start stood on the arena floor, with safety harnesses attactched to themselves and the arena grid above.
On the whistle both competitors run to the first pole and start to climb to the top. Once at the top they have to sway the flexible pole until they can reach and cross themselves onto the second pole. On the fifth pole the competitors sway and launch themselves to grab a hanging ring. They have to hold onto the ring as they are lowered to the landing finishing podium.
Each Pole Completed: 1 Point
Contender Win: 10 Points
Both competitors must sway the pole at least once, leaning from pole to pole is not permitted.
If either competitor falls from the Vertigo polls they forfeit the event.