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Rock n' Roll
Rock n roll samburu africa
Samburu rolling their boulder in Africa.
Recurring Survivor Challenge
Description: A recurring teamwork challenge.
Appearances: Africa

Rock n' Roll (also known as Lemme Go Rock n' Roll) is a tribal teamwork challenge that originated in Survivor: Africa, and was reused in Gabon.


Each tribe works to navigate a large boulder through a series of obstacles (either natural or man-made), whilst accomplishing small tasks along the way (such as collecting flags or keys). The first tribe to get their boulder into the designated endzone wins the challenge.


The challenge debuted in Survivor: Africa as a Reward Challenge. The tribes worked to navigate the ball through natural obstacles, with tribes collecting flags along the way. Boran won the challenge, and received 100 gallons of potable water and organic shampoo.

The challenge reappeared in Survivor: Gabon as Lemme Go Rock n' Roll, where it was used for combined reward/immunity. In addition to maneuvering the boulder through a series of gates, the tribe had to collect 2 keyrings suspended in the air (requiring a tribemate to climb onto the boulder to retrieve them) which was used to unlock a series of chains that blocked the final gate. Despite a neck-and-neck race, Kota won the challenge, gaining immunity and fishing gear.


Episode Challenge Type Winners
"The Gods Are Angry"
Tribal Reward S3 clarence tS3 ethan tS3 kelly t
S3 kimj tS3 lex tS3 tom t
"Want to See the Elephant Dung? (Part 2)"
Tribal Immunity/Reward S17 ace tS17 bob tS17 charlie t
S17 corinne tS17 jacquie tS17 kelly t
S17 marcus tS17 paloma tS17 sugar t



  • This challenge has been used in both seasons filmed on the African continent: Africa and Gabon.
  • Only red and yellow tribes have competed, with the yellow tribe winning the challenge.
  • The eventual Sole Survivor has always been on the winning tribe.
  • The boulders were made of fiberglass and weighed approximately 600-700 lbs.[1]


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