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Lock Step (also known as Unchained, Temptation Valley, and Full Tilt Boogey) is a recurring challenge from Survivor.


The tribes race against each other through a series of obstacles, while attached together by a rope. The first tribe to successfully complete the course with all of its members across the finish line wins.

In Survivor: The Amazon, in each section of the obstacle course, the tribes must gather a series of keys to unlock sections of the chain. First tribe to unlock their chain and cross the finish line wins.

In Survivor: Gabon, only six members of each tribes will compete in the obstacle course, while the remaining three will solve a puzzle at the end.


United States[]

The challenge debuted in Survivor: The Australian Outback. The tribes were even to the river. Kucha took a lead on the third leg, and although Rodger fell twice during the sprint, Maralyn proved too costly for Ogakor as they dropped their second straight Immunity Challenge.

In The Amazon, the Tambaqui tribe took an early lead, however the Jaburu tribe pulled ahead when Daniel and Ryan had trouble with the balance beam, and won immunity.

In Gabon, the tribes were even throughout the course, but Fang could not unearth all the three bags of puzzle pieces, leaving allowing Kota to win the first Immunity Challenge of the season.

The challenge reappeared as a post-merge Reward Challenge in Game Changers, with the family visit on the line. The Maku Maku tribe was divided into three teams of three players tethered to each other. Each team would start the challenge in the water, making their way across a series of obstacles back to shore, dig their way under a log in the sand, and unbraid ropes to release a key that unlocks a chest of sandbags. They will then use the sandbags to knock over a pyramid of blocks. The team of Andrea Boehlke, Aubry Bracco, and Brad Culpepper held a consistent lead throughout the challenge, and Brad's skilled showing at the sandbag toss clinched them the victory.


Mexico (Unofficial)[]

The challenge was used as an Immunity Challenge for La Isla 2012. The castaways had to traverse several obstacles in a river, and at the end assemble a pyramid puzzle. The Desconocidos tribe got to an early lead, but struggled a bit in the puzzle, allowing the Celebridades tribe to catch up. It wasn't enough though, as they also had problems when assembling it, making it the third Immunity win in a row for the Desconocidos.

South Africa[]

In Survivor South Africa: Panama, the challenge was used as the inaugural Immunity Challenge in Survivor South Africa. The tribes were tethered to a mast, which they had to maneuver into and out of a mangrove swamp before returning to their raft. Then, they would untie the knots in a rope so that they can raise their mast. Aguila narrowly pulled off the victory, sending Rana to the series' first Tribal Council.

In Champions, the tribes would be tethered together as they run into the jungle in search of a certain item; the tribes would call out their tribe name once one member has a hand on the item. The tribes would compete in five rounds, with a different reward up for grabs in each round. Utara won the first and last rounds, finding a model ship and a gun to win watermelon and pineapples respectively. Selatan won the second and third rounds, finding a bottle of rum and a globe to win dragonfruit and honeydew respectively. In the fourth round, Utara captain Mark Fish disputed Altaaf Sheik calling out for Selatan without having a hand on the dagger in that round; Nico Panagio called a tie and awarded both teams an equal share of rambutan and rambutan juice.


Episode Challenge Type Winners
The Australian Outback
"Trust No One"
Tribal Immunity S2 alicia tS2 elisabeth tS2 jeff t
S2 kimmi tS2 michael tS2 nick tS2 rodger t
The Amazon
"Boys vs Girls"
Tribal Immunity S6 christy tS6 deena tS6 heidi tS6 janet t
S6 jeanne tS6 jenna tS6 joanna tS6 shawna t
"Want to See the Elephant Dung?"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S17 ace tS17 bob tS17 charlie t
S17 corinne tS17 jacquie tS17 kelly t
S17 marcus tS17 paloma tS17 sugar t
Game Changers
"It Is Not a High Without a Low"
Team Reward S34 andrea tS34 aubry tS34 brad t
Andrea, Aubry, Brad

Episode Challenge Type Winners
Episode 5
Tribal Immunity FRS2 adonis tFRS2 francoisxavier tFRS2 jacky t
FRS2 isabelle tFRS2 marianne tFRS2 nicolas t
Episode 9
Individual Immunity FRS6 ludovic t
Ludovic Laresche
Episode 9
Individual Reward FRS7 gregoire t
Grégoire Delachaux
Episode 9
Individual Reward FRS8 bertrand t
Bertrand Bolle
Le Retour des Héros
Episode 5
Individual Immunity FRS9 francoisdavid t
François-David Cardonnel
Episode 1
Individual Reward
(Sudden-Death Challenge)
FRS10 kaouther t
Kaouther Ferdjani
FRS10 louislaurent t
Louis-Laurent Léger
Episode 1
Tribal Reward FRS12 audrey tFRS12 aurelie tFRS12 frederique tFRS12 jennifer t
FRS12 laurence tFRS12 marine tFRS12 virginie tFRS12 wafa t
Les 4 Terres
Episode 2
Tribal Immunity FRS25 alexandra tFRS25 bertrandkamal tFRS25 hadja t
FRS25 joaquina tFRS25 laurent tFRS25 loic t
FRS25 brice tFRS25 diane tFRS25 dorian t
FRS25 estelle tFRS25 francois tFRS25 jody t
FRS25 adrien tFRS25 angelique t
FRS25 fabrice tFRS25 lola tFRS25 samuel t
La Légende
Episode 5
Individual Reward FRS27 claude t
Claude Dartois
FRS27 phil t
Phil Bizet
FRS27 teheiura t
Teheiura Teahui

Episode Challenge Type Winners
La Isla 2012
Cycle 3, Episode 10
Tribal Immunity 2012LI gabrielle t2012LI hilario t2012LI juan t
2012LI julio césar t2012LI lourdes t2012LI maría renee t
Desconocidos (2012)

Episode Challenge Type Winners
Episode 1
Tribal Immunity ZAS1 brigitte tZAS1 jude tZAS1 mzi t
ZAS1 nico tZAS1 sam tZAS1 sanele tZAS1 vanessa t
Episode 8
Tribal Reward1
^1 This Reward Challenge was played in five rounds, with the winner of each round taking a different reward item.




Recurring Challenges
A Bit Dinghy · 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 · Cage Against the Machine · 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 · Dizzy Gillespie · Dizzy Miss Lizzy · Domino Effect · Draggin' the Dragon · Dragging the River · Drop A Log · Drum Roll · Dulcimer Stomp · End of the Line · EOC · Eve 6 · Fallen Comrades · Fast Fire · Faulty Towers · Fauxconut Bowling · Fire and Water · Fire Fighter · Fire Starter · Flips, Flops, & Flags · 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 Relay · Kamikaze · Keel Hauling · Keep It Up · Keep on Your Toes · Kenny Log-Ins · 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 · Mayan Pizza · 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 · Q and A · Quest for Fire · Race to Shore · Ram-Ball On · Rescue Mission · Rice Race · Rise and Shrine · Rock Bottom · Rock n' Roll · Rock the Boat · Rod Screw-It · Roll With It · Roller Ball · Rung O Star · 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 · Star Man · Station By Station · Step on Up · Stomp-ede · Strung Out · Sumo at Sea · Super Ramp · Survivor Auction · Survivor History · Survivor Pentathlon · Survivor Quiz Show · Swahili Scramble · Swing Break · Tangled Up · 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 · Total Recall · 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