Get a Grip is a recurring endurance challenge that originated in Survivor: Vanuatu and has since been used in several later seasons.


The castaways must hang onto a pole for as long as they can. They may not hold on to the top of the pole to support themselves, but must instead rely on footholds. The last person left holding on without touching the ground wins.


This challenge debuted in Vanuatu as the final eight Immunity Challenge. Played in the middle of a drizzle that made the poles slippery, Twila Tanner ultimately outlasted Chad Crittenden after an unspecified amount of time to win immunity.

The challenge was again used as the first individual Immunity Challenge in Cook Islands after the merge. After 2 hours and 15 minutes and a heavy storm settling in partway through the challenge, Ozzy Lusth ultimately outlasted Candice Woodcock to win immunity.

In Tocantins, this challenge was once again the first individual Immunity Challenge after the merge. Tyson Apostol ultimately outlasted Debbie Beebe after over thirty minutes to win immunity.

In Heroes vs. Villains, the challenge was again the first post-merge Immunity Challenge. After over 1 hour and 35 minutes, the last Hero, Candice Woodcock, inexplicably stepped down, leaving Villain allies Danielle DiLorenzo and Parvati Shallow to cut a deal to allow Danielle to win immunity.

In South Pacific, the challenge was used as the final Redemption Island duel. After over 40 minutes, Ozzy Lusth defeated Brandon Hantz, permanently eliminating Brandon, and allowing Ozzy to re-enter the game.

In Blood vs. Water, the challenge was used again used as Redemption Island duel, this time to re-enter the game at the merge. After over 20 minutes, John Cody fell off first, followed by Laura Boneham, allowing Laura Morett to win. John and Laura B. were permanently eliminated, while Laura M. was able to re-enter the game.

In Worlds Apart, the challenge was once again the first individual Immunity Challenge. After around an hour, Joe Anglim ultimately outlasted Carolyn Rivera in the middle of a rainstorm to win immunity.

In Game Changers, the challenge appeared as the final twelve Immunity Challenge. Tai Trang ultimately outlasted Ozzy Lusth after 1 hour and 35 minutes to win immunity.

In Winners at War, the challenge was again the first individual Immunity Challenge, with both the longest-lasting man and woman winning. After an unspecified amount of time in pouring rain, Denise Stapley outlasted Kim Spradlin-Wolfe to win immunity for the women, while Jeremy Collins ultimately held on longer than Nick Wilson to claim immunity for the men.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"Culture Shock and Violent Storms"
Individual Immunity S9 twila t
Twila Tanner
Cook Islands
"Why Would You Trust Me?"
Individual Immunity S13 ozzy t
Ozzy Lusth
"The Dragon Slayer"
Individual Immunity S18 tyson t
Tyson Apostol
Heroes vs. Villains
"Going Down in Flames"
Individual Immunity S20 danielle t
Danielle DiLorenzo
South Pacific
"Loyalties Will Be Broken"
Duel S23 ozzy t
Ozzy Lusth
Blood vs. Water
"Skin of My Teeth"
Duel S27 lauram t
Laura Morett
Worlds Apart
"The Line Will Be Drawn Tonight"
Individual Immunity S30 joe t
Joe Anglim
Game Changers
"There's a New Sheriff in Town"
Individual Immunity S34 tai t
Tai Trang
Winners at War
"This Is Where the Battle Begins"
Individual Immunity S40 denise t
Denise Stapley
S40 jeremy t
Jeremy Collins




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