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Butch Cassidy (also known as Free Fallin') is a recurring physical Survivor challenge.

Rules

Each tribe starts on a raised platform. One by one each tribe member must jump off the platform and re-assemble at a certain point. Once all the tribe members have reached the meeting point they must race to a final point. The first tribe to reach the final point wins.

History

The challenge debuted in Survivor: The Australian Outback as a Reward Challenge. The tribes had to jump off a 35-foot granite cliff into a deep natural pool. They must swim to a floating crate anchored in the river. Once a tribe member reaches the crate the next tribe member could go. When each member of the tribe reaches the crate, they must dive down and detach it from the anchor. The tribe must then maneuver the crate down a river through small rapids, and carry it onto a sandy beach. The first tribe to get the crate and all tribe members across the finish line wins. Ogakor won this challenge, winning blankets for the tribe, due to Rodger Bingham of Kucha being afraid of heights and his inability to swim.

The challenge re-appeared in Survivor: One World. Each tribe started the challenge on a raised platform. One at a time, tribe mates drop from a three-step structure down into a net. After all players from a tribe finish the net drop and re-assemble on a tribal mat, they proceed to the next stage, climb stairs to another platform, and perform a balance beam walk. Manono won immunity and flint after Salani member Kourtney Moon broke her wrist when she landed on the net. As the challenge required all nine members to finish, Manono was given a choice; take the win or continue the challenge with one less member and face the possibility of losing. Manono chose to win the challenge without finishing.

Winners

Episode Challenge Type Winner
The Australian Outback
"Suspicion"
Tribal Reward S2 amber t.pngS2 colby t.pngS2 jerri t.pngS2 keith t.png
S2 kel t.pngS2 maralyn t.pngS2 mitchell t.pngS2 tina t.png
Ogakor
One World
"Two Tribes, One Camp, No Rules"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S24 bill t.pngS24 colton t.pngS24 jay t.png
S24 jonas t.pngS24 leif t.pngS24 matt t.png
S24 michael t.pngS24 tarzan t.pngS24 troyzan t.png
Manono

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Trivia

  • Both times this challenge has appeared, the losing tribe was a blue tribe.

References

Recurring Challenges
A Bit Tipsy · A Crate Idea · A Leg Up · A Numbers Game · Air Raid · Angry Chair · Around the Bend · Back in Slack · Balancing Point · Ballin' A Jack · Barrel Bridge · Barrel of Monkeys · Basket Brawl · Better Homes and Island Living · Beyond the Wheel · Blind Leading the Blind · Blue Lagoon Bustle · Blue Plate Special · Boats, Brains & Brawn · Bone to Pick · Boulder Smash · Bow Diddley · Box Your Mind · Braille Maze · Broken China · Buggin' Out · Build It Up, Break It Down · Butch Cassidy · By Any Means Necessary · By the Numbers · Can't Buoy Me Love · Cannonball Run · Caught in the Web · Cell Block Sea · Challenge Pitch · Chief's Choice · Chimney Sweep · Chinese Zodiac Symbols · Choose Your Weapon · Coconut Juice · Crate Escape · Crocodile Rock · Crosswalk · Cube Crisis · Dear Liza · Dive Masters · Domino Effect · Draggin' the Dragon · Dragging the River · Drop A Log · Dulcimer Stomp · End of the Line · Fallen Comrades · Fast Fire · Faulty Towers · Fauxconut Bowling · Fire and Water · Fire Fighter · Float Your Boat · Floating Puzzle · Game of Bridge · Gatecrasher · Get a Grip · Get Barreled · Get Hooked · Get Your Goat · Gimme Three Steps · Great Escape Run · Hands on a Hard Idol · Hear About It Ladder · Hot Pursuit · House of Cards · House of the Holey · Idol Hands · Jail Break · Jump Shot · Jungle Love · Jungle Relay · Kamikaze · Keel Hauling · Keep It Up · Keep on Your Toes · Kicking and Screaming · Kitty Litter · Know Your Loved One · Ladder Tree Golf · Last Gasp · Letter Hunt · Lock, Load and Light · Lock Step · Log Jam · Losing Face · Mask Match · Matchmaker · Matt Finish · Memory · Mud Pack · Mud Slide · Muddy Waters · New School · New Tribe Member · Nut Bucket · O-Black Water · Odd Shaped Bottoms · Operation Balance Build · Out on a Limb · Over-Extended · Paddle Battle · Paddle Out · Perch · Pilfering Pirates · Piranha Feast · Pole Dancing · Pot Head · Push Me, Pull You · Puzzle Dig · Pyramid Scheme · Q and A · Quest for Fire · Race to Shore · Ram-Ball On · Rescue Mission · Rice Race · Rise and Shrine · Rock Bottom · Rock n' Roll · Rod Screw-It · Roll With It · Roller Ball · Running Down a Dream · · Sacrificial Lamb · Schmergen Brawl · Sea Crates · Sea Legs · Sea Salvage · Shipwrecked · Shoot 'n' Shuffle · Shooting Gallery · Shoulder the Load · Simmotion · Slip, Slide & Score · Slither Me Timbers · Smash and Grab · Snag, Drag and Bag · Snake in the Grass · Snake Island Relay · SOS Signal · Spear-it Hunt · Spit It Out · Splash Back · Sprung A Leak · Squared Off · Squatty Probst · Stacked Up · Stairway to Heaven · Stairway to the Stars · Station By Station · Step on Up · Stomp-ede · Strung Out · Sumo at Sea · Survivor Auction · Survivor History · Survivor Pentathlon · Survivor Quiz Show · Swahili Scramble · Swing Break · Temple Transfer · The Ball Drop · The Cruel Sea · The Game is Afoot · The Gauntlet · The Home Stretch · The Maze · The Obstacle Course · This Much · Thrash, Splash & Bash · TLP O-Course · Tomb Raider · Troubled Water · Uncomfortably Numb · United We Stand · Vampire Bats · Vertically Challenged · Vertigo · Wall to Wall · Well Stacked · What-er Drag · When It Rains, It Pours · Wicker Flicker · Will It Go Round · Witch Hunt · Wrist Assured · Yank Your Hank · You Shook Me
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