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Pole Dancing (also known as Money Box) is a recurring Survivor challenge.


Survivors must race to untangle a series of ropes while attached to the rope at the waist. When they feel that have collected enough rope, they will race to the finish line to complete one final task. The first person to finish wins.


The challenge debuted as the final five Immunity Challenge in Survivor: Guatemala where Stephenie crossed the finish line first and won the first and only individual immunity of her Survivor career.

In Survivor: Nicaragua, the first three castaways to get enough rope to cross the marked line would go to the solving-puzzle round. Sash solved his puzzle ahead of Benry and Fabio and won individual immunity.

The challenge was used as the final five Reward Challenge in Survivor: San Juan del Sur. Keith Nale won the challenge, which was an advantage in the next Immunity Challenge.

The challenge reappeared as the final seven Reward Challenge in Survivor: Cambodia. Keith Nale won the challenge again and shared the reward with Spencer Bledsoe and Kelley Wentworth to a trip to the temples.

The challenge appeared once again as the final seven Reward Challenge in Survivor: David vs. Goliath. Davie Rickenbacker had an early lead which allowed him to win the challenge. He shared the reward, a trip to the Malamala Beach Club, with Kara Kay and Nick Wilson.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"Big Win, Big Decision, Big Mistake?"
Individual Immunity
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Stephenie LaGrossa
"Not Sure Where I Stand"
Individual Immunity
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Sash Lenahan
San Juan del Sur
"This Is My Time"
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Keith Nale
"Villains Have More Fun"
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Keith Nale
David vs. Goliath
"Are You Feeling Lucky?"
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Davie Rickenbacker



  • Stephenie LaGrossa is the only woman to win this challenge.
  • Both times this challenge was used as an individual Immunity Challenge:
  • Keith Nale is the only player to compete in this challenge twice. He won both times.
    • Keith is one of three contestants to win the same individual challenge twice, following Parvati Shallow and Ozzy Lusth.
    • In Cambodia, Jeff Probst claimed Keith was the only person to have won this challenge, possibly referring to the beanbag tossing portion of the challenge.
  • All three times this challenge was used for reward, it was the final Reward Challenge of the season.


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