"Get a Grip"
Recurring Survivor Challenge
Description: A recurring endurance challenge
Appearances: Vanuatu
Cook Islands
Heroes vs. Villains
South Pacific
Blood vs. Water
Worlds Apart
Game Changers

Get a Grip is a recurring endurance challenge that originated in Survivor: Vanuatu and was used in several later seasons.


The castaways must hang onto a pole as long as they can. The last person left holding on without touching the ground wins.


This challenge debuted in Survivor: Vanuatu. Twila Tanner outlasted the other castaways to win individual immunity.

Ozzy Lusth won this challenge in Survivor: Cook Islands.

Tyson Apostol won this challenge when it re-appeared in Survivor: Tocantins. However, his immunity had no effect due to the evacuation of Joe Dowdle later that day.

In Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Danielle DiLorenzo defeated fellow tribemates Parvati Shallow and Candice Woodcock.

Ozzy Lusth, who had previously won this challenge in Cook Islands, won it again as a Redemption Island duel in Survivor: South Pacific, defeating Brandon Hantz. As it was the last duel, Ozzy re-entered the game.

In Survivor: Blood vs. Water, the challenge was used as a re-entrance Redemption Island duel once again but this time it took place before the merge. Laura Morett defeated Laura Boneham and John Cody and re-entered the game.

In Survivor: Worlds Apart, the challenge was used as the first individual Immunity Challenge. Joe Anglim outlasted Carolyn Rivera and Jenn Brown after 55 minutes and won the challenge.

In Survivor: Game Changers, Tai Trang outlasted Ozzy Lusth after 1 hour and 35 minutes and won the challenge.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"Culture Shock and Violent Storms"
Individual Immunity S9 twila t
Twila Tanner
Cook Islands
"Why Would You Trust Me?"
Individual Immunity S13 ozzy t
Ozzy Lusth
"The Dragon Slayer"
Individual Immunity S18 tyson t
Tyson Apostol
Heroes vs. Villains
"Going Down in Flames"
Individual Immunity S20 danielle t
Danielle DiLorenzo
South Pacific
"Loyalties Will Be Broken"
Duel S23 ozzy t
Ozzy Lusth
Blood vs. Water
"Skin of My Teeth"
Duel S27 lauram t
Laura Morett
Worlds Apart
"The Line Will Be Drawn Tonight"
Individual Immunity S30 joe t
Joe Anglim
Game Changers
"There's a New Sheriff in Town"
Individual Immunity S34 tai t
Tai Trang