Wall Clip
Difficulty Frame-perfect
Works With Block Objects
Patched Partially
(Standing Wall Clip)
Game Styles

The Wall Clip is a frame-perfect trick used in Super Mario Maker that make it possible to perform a Wall Jump (JP) in styles where it is not normally possible. It also makes it possible to enter floating doors.

How It Works

Walls and Pipes are not one solid object, but are instead made of individual blocks. This allows Mario to stand on top of these blocks (usually for 1 frame) by clipping into the wall. There are four main categories for getting wall clips: Momentum Based, Left, Standing and Boot.

Wall Jumps

While getting a Wall Clip can be done without any special animation, doing a wall jump requires Mario to be in a certain state. A Wall Jump can be performed by doing any of the following actions:

  • Cape Dive
  • Ducking
  • Item Throw
  • Power-up Attack

This does not apply to Standing Wall Clips or Boot Wall Clips.

Momentum Based Wall Clips

This version of the wall clip requires Mario to be moving faster than normal run speed.

Basic Variations

This version requires Mario to jump off something that gives him additional speed allowing him to clip into the wall.

Conveyor P Switch Drop Midair P Switch Jump Midair Spring Jump
Wall Clip (Running)
Wall Clip (P Switch Drop)
Wall Clip (P Switch Jump)
Wall Clip (Spring Jump)

Cape Dive Bomb

When Mario does a cape dive he is traveling fast enough to get a wall clip. This allows him to do a dive bomb that will kill any enemy that is touching the ground while doing the wall clip. Mario is also unable to enter a floating door with this variation.

Wall Jump
Wall Jump (Cape)

Left Wall Clips

Wall clips going to the left can be done at normal running speed. This is very likely due to the ground blocks having uneven hitboxes.


Wall Clip Wall Jump
Wall Clip (Left)
Left Wall Jump

Standing Wall Clip

This version of the wall clip is done with very low momentum and can be chained together.

Normal Jump

Note: This method only works on levels created before version ?

Wall Clip Wall Jump
Standing Wall Jump (SMB1)

Spin Jump

Note: This method only works on levels created before version 1.47
Despite this being patched, Super Mario or higher is still able to destroy Rotating Blocks by doing this.

Wall Clip Wall Jump
Standing Wall Clip (Door)
Wall Jump (Standing)

Item Throw / Attack Animation

Note: The attack animation method only works on levels created before version 1.47

Wall Clip Wall Jump
Standing Wall Clip (Item Throw)
Standing Wall Jump (Item Throw)

Boot Wall Clips

This version of the wall clip requires use of a Goomba's Shoe and can be done at normal run speed. Because Goomba Shoe's also have the ability to briefly hover in the air this is the only variation of the wall clip that has more than a 1 frame window to jump and the only where Mario is able to enter a Warp Pipe.


Wall Clip Wall Jump
Wall Clip (Boot)
Wall Jump (Boot)

Action Animation

If Mario does an action animation right before he enters a boot he is able to clip into the wall if he does directly beside it. This is due to the fact that during an action animation Mario has a smaller hitbox, so when he enters the boot his hitbox goes back to normal briefly clipping the boot into the wall.

Fire Flower
Boot Wall Jump (Fire Flower)

Other "Wall Clips"

Main article: Wall Clip/Other

There are many setups that look visually similar to a wall clip that don't actually require clipping into the wall, and as such, can be done at regular running speed.

See Also

Shell Jump

Assisted MidairBackshotBouncing Shell JumpDrop Shell JumpMidair Shell JumpRolling Shell JumpRegrab Shell JumpShell HoppingShell RecyclingYoshi Shell JumpWeird Shell Jump

Item Tech

Controlled POW ExplosionExploding POW Door EntryFast Momentum Item JumpFloating Door EntryGround Pound Item GrabGround Pound Item JumpItem Spin JumpItem Vine CarryItem Wall ClipItem Wall JumpJugglingMidair Input Item JumpMidair P Switch JumpMidair Spring JumpP Switch DropP Switch KillP Switch JumpPOW Block DuplicationPOW Block VanishingPOW Jump (Regrab) • Re-Useable POWShellmet Duck JumpSideways Spring JumpSissy ThrowSinking in Lava Item JumpSpin CancelSpring Jump CancelSpring Spin JumpSuper Spring Jump GlitchYoshi Midair Item Jump

Enemy Tech

Bob-omb ElevatorBob-omb RidingBob-omb Timer ResetChanging an Enemy's DirectionCoin Block ClipFalling Bob-omb Spin JumpFalling Enemy JumpFireball Bob-omb StallingFrozen Beach Koopa GlitchMeow DiveMidair Enemy JumpMidair Spin JumpMoving a Stationary EnemyOffscreen Enemy BypassReshelled KoopaRocky Wrench Wall JumpSilent SpinThwomp BypassThwomp POW JumpThwomp Stack Spin JumpThwomp Star Jump

Power-up Tech

Boot Hover JumpCape Damage BoostCape Dive BombDiagonal DropkickFalling Yoshi MountFire FloaterFire Flower Wall ClimbFlight StorageGrinder BypassLift ReleaseMulticapingPink Coin DuplicationPower-Up Invincibility Frames JumpPropeller CancelShellmet TechSpin FlyYoshi Back TongueYoshi Damage BoostYoshi Dismount (1st Frame) • Yoshi Double JumpYoshi Eating Blocks GlitchYoshi Slow SpitYoshi Spin Jump Mount

Other Tech

1st Frame Jump (Door) • Air StallingBumper BypassCrouch StorageDonut Speed TechGround Pound (CancelCancel JumpPlatform) • Hidden Block BypassInvincibility GlitchJoystick Exclusive TechLevel Start Frame JumpMidair InputMoonwalkingNote Block ClipNote Block Spin JumpObject BypassingOne Block High Gap JumpOne Block Gap BypassOne-Sided Wall JumpOne-Way Wall BypassPartial Spike ClipPause BufferingPause TechPipe Exit Frame JumpPipe Re-EntryPixel JumpScreen Scroll ManipulationSlow FallSmall Jump GlitchSpin JumpTriple Jump (Phantom Jump) • Uncrouch Pipe EntryUnderwater Spike Door EntryVine ClipWall Clip (FullPartial) • White Block Easter Egg JumpWiimote Jump