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Gimme Three Steps (also known as Franklins Tower and Born to Rung) is a recurring challenge of Survivor.


The castaways must race through a course to a giant tower. They will then have to release two sets of stairs or ladder rungs to reach the top of the tower. At the top, the first castaway to finish the final task wins.


The challenge debuted in Kaôh Rōng as the Final Immunity Challenge. The castaways had to race out into the ocean and retrieve a key to unlock a set of stairs at the bottom of the tower, to find a second key at the top of the stairs. They then headed back out used that key to unlock a ball attached to a rope which they used to drop a ladder to the second level of the tower. At the top of the ladder, they found a third key. They then headed out one last time and used that key to release a pole which they used to knock off a bag of puzzle pieces. At the top of the tower, they used the puzzle pieces to solve a three-tiered puzzle. Although Tai Trang was the first to get to the third tier of the puzzle, Michele Fitzgerald managed to solve it first to win the final immunity.

In Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, the castaways climbed a ladder and went down a cargo net. They then had to traverse a series of obstacles, where they then untied a bag containing sandbags. They then had to get one sandbag into a basket, which released the first ladder on the tower. On the second level, castaways then used a ball and rope to pull down a second ladder. At the top of the tower, the castaways had to solve a cog puzzle to hoist their flag. In a closely fought challenge, Chrissy Hofbeck finished her puzzle first to win immunity.

In Island of the Idols, the castaways retrieved rope rungs which they then used to create a rope ladder. On the second level of the tower, they had to maneuver a bag of balls on a ladder puzzle and climb up to the top level. Once at the top, they had to land two balls on a table maze. Dean Kowalski and Tommy Sheehan were neck and neck throughout the challenge, but Dean was able to edge out Tommy, Janet Carbin, and Lauren Beck in landing his final ball to win immunity.


Episode Challenge Type Winners
Kaôh Rōng
"Not Going Down Without a Fight"
Individual Immunity
(Final Immunity)
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Michele Fitzgerald
Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
"The Survivor Devil"
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Chrissy Hofbeck
Island of the Idols
"Mama, Look at Me Now"
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Dean Kowalski




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