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Pole Dancing
S31 press images ep13 0011
Recurring Survivor Challenge
Description: A recurring physical challenge
Appearances: Guatemala
San Juan del Sur

Pole Dancing (also known as Money Box) is a recurring Survivor challenge.


Survivors must race to untangle a series of ropes while attached to the rope at the waist. When they feel that have collected enough rope, they will race to the finish line to complete one final task. The first person to finish wins.


The challenge debuted as the final five Immunity Challenge in Survivor: Guatemala where Stephenie crossed the finish line first and won the first and only individual immunity of her Survivor career.

In Survivor: Nicaragua, the first three castaways to get enough rope to cross the marked line would go to the solving-puzzle round. Sash solved his puzzle ahead of Benry and Fabio and won individual immunity.

The challenge was used as the final five Reward Challenge in Survivor: San Juan del Sur. Keith Nale won the challenge, which was an advantage in the next Immunity Challenge.

The challenge reappeared as the final seven Reward Challenge in Survivor: Cambodia. Keith Nale won the challenge again and shared the reward with Spencer Bledsoe and Kelley Wentworth to a trip to the temples.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"Big Win, Big Decision, Big Mistake?"
Individual Immunity
S11 stephenie t
Stephenie LaGrossa
"Not Sure Where I Stand"
Individual Immunity
S21 sash t
Sash Lenahan
San Juan del Sur
"This Is My Time"
Individual Reward S29 keith t
Keith Nale
"Villains Have More Fun"
Individual Reward S31 keith t
Keith Nale



  • Stephenie LaGrossa is the only female to win this challenge.
  • Both times this challenge was used as an individual Immunity Challenge, the winner of the challenge would reach the Final Tribal Council, but not win the game.
  • Keith Nale is the only player to compete in this challenge twice. He won both times.
    • In Cambodia, Jeff Probst claimed Keith was the only person to have won this challenge, possibly referring to the beanbag tossing portion of the challenge.


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