Rock Block
Rock block
Recurring Survivor Challenge
Description: A recurring physical challenge
Appearances: Palau
Redemption Island

Rock Block is a recurring challenge from Survivor.


Survivors must race to smash a series of tiles using a metal ball or coconuts. The first person/team to finish wins.


The challenge debuted in Survivor: Palau. Each contestant had five color coded tiles in a grid of 35 tiles. Ian ended up winning the challenge due to Tom accidentally breaking his last tile.

The challenge was used again in Survivor: Tocantins as the first Reward Challenge after the merge.  The Forza tribe was divided into three teams.  In a close race, the black team of Brendan, Debbie, and J.T. won.

The challenge reappeared as the first four player duel in Survivor: Redemption Island, where Steve was eliminated from the game for good.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"I'll Show You How Threatening I Am"
Individual Immunity S10 ian t
Ian Rosenberger
"The Biggest Fraud in the Game"
Team Reward S18 brendan tS18 debbie tS18 jt t
Brendan, Debbie & J.T.
Redemption Island
"You Mangled My Nets"
(Loved Ones Challenge)
S22 matthew tS22 mike tS22 ralph t
Matthew, Mike & Ralph



  • Two times this challenge has been used, there were three winners.
    • One was in their twenties, one was in their early thirties, and one was in their mid forties.