- Climb up and over the wall without using the support bracing, the sides of the wall, flag poles, or straps
- Inability to climb over the wall and descend to the other side
- Using the support structure, sides of the wall, or straps to aid in balance, ascending or descending.
- Male competitors using the red step designated for female use only.
- The red step may be used by female athletes only.
Source: 2023 Spartan Rules of Competition