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Crate Escape (also known as Social Network) is a recurring physical and mental challenge that originated in Survivor: South Pacific and was later used in Edge of Extinction. It is based on a Klotski puzzle.

Rules

Tribes must race through a series of obstacles before solving a Klotski puzzle. The first tribe to solve their puzzle and get their large crate on their finish platform wins.

History

The challenge first appeared as a combined Reward/Immunity Challenge in South Pacific where four members of each tribe had to unwind ribbons from a very tall pole to release a set of keys which would be used to free the other four tribe members. The other four members must then solve the puzzle, after which, the first four members could help them lift the final piece onto the finish platform. Upolu took an early lead into the puzzle, but Savaii managed to catch up, narrowly finishing their puzzle ahead of Upolu to win, sending Upolu to their first Tribal Council.

The challenge reappeared as the opening Reward/Immunity Challenge in Edge of Extinction, where each tribe had to first maneuver through a rope obstacle. One person then had to climb to the top of a rope to ring a bell, after which, each tribe then had to climb a rope ladder to a platform, where one tribe member must cross a three-tier balance beam. Once across the beam, they would then untie knots to make the balance beam wider for the rest of the tribe to cross. One person must then climb to the top of a crow's nest to release a slide. Once down the slide, six members then had to solve the puzzle. Kama pulled out ahead when most members of Manu had difficulty crossing the balance beam and under Julia Carter's direction, solved their puzzle first to win, sending Manu to Tribal Council.

Winners

Episode Challenge Type Winner
South Pacific
"He Has Demons"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S23 cochran t.pngS23 dawn t.pngS23 elyse t.pngS23 jim t.png
S23 keith t.pngS23 mark t.pngS23 ozzy t.pngS23 whitney t.png
Savaii
Edge of Extinction
"It Smells Like Success"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S38 aubry t.pngS38 aurora t.pngS38 eric t.png
S38 gavin t.pngS38 joe t.pngS38 julia t.png
S38 julie t.pngS38 ron t.pngS38 victoria t.png
Kama

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Trivia

  • Both times this challenge was used, a nine-member blue tribe competed and lost, resulting in their first visit to Tribal Council.

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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