Rise and Shrine (also known as Temple of Syrinx, Along the Watch Tower, and Tower of Equality) is a recurring Survivor challenge. It debuted in Survivor: Cagayan and reappeared in San Juan del Sur, Ghost Island, Island of the Idols, and Winners at War.

Rules

Castaways must race through a series of obstacles before climbing up a large set of walls to the top of a tower, where they must complete a puzzle. The first tribe to finish their puzzle wins.

History

The challenge debuted in Cagayan as a Reward Challenge where teams would have race through obstacles both in the water and on land to retrieve a wooden chest. After hauling it up a tall slope, they then had to assemble a ten-piece puzzle. Although the teams traded the lead multiple times, it was the orange team of Jefra Bland, Jeremiah Wood, LJ McKanas, Morgan McLeod, and Spencer Bledsoe who won reward.

The challenge reappeared as the opening Immunity Challenge in San Juan del Sur. The tribes would dash under a wooden structure, then work together to retrieve three bags which contained pieces they needed to get to the top. They then had to ascend the tower, first by hooking a monkey's fist on a target, then by scaling some pegs, and then by only using each other to get up a steep ramp. At the top, they had to solve a large, heavy triangular puzzle. Coyopa made it up the tower first, but Hunahpu ended up completing the puzzle first, sending Coyopa to Tribal Council.

The challenge once again reappeared in Ghost Island as a Reward/Immunity Challenge where the tribes first had to jump between three sets of raised ramps. If at any point a castaway falls while jumping, they would have to run back and start over. Then, they needed to dig a heavy ladder out of a sand pit and use it to retrieve a monkey's fist on top of a tripod. They then had to toss the monkey's fist through a target to climb the first wall, then hoist each other to the top of the second wall. At the top, they had to solve a tiki head puzzle. The two tribes were even throughout, but Malolo pulled ahead at the puzzle to win, sending Naviti to Tribal Council.

The challenge was again used as the opening Reward/Immunity Challenge in Island of the Idols. Each tribe had to climb over a net and go down a slide, with one member then using a grappling hook to lower a bridge. After crossing the bridge, each tribe then had to climb up a tower and solve a village puzzle. Although the two tribes were neck and neck, Lairo collapsed at the puzzle, allowing Vokai to surge ahead and win, sending Lairo to Tribal Council.

The challenge returned in Winners at War as a Reward/Immunity Challenge, where it was identical to the Ghost Island variant, with the exception of the puzzle. Dakal grew a gradual lead over Sele throughout the course, but Sele managed to close the gap on the puzzle. However, Dakal's early lead proved to be critical, as they finished the puzzle seconds before Sele to win immunity, sending Sele back to Tribal Council.

Winners

Episode Challenge Type Winner
Cagayan
"Mad Treasure Hunt"
Team Reward S28 jefra t.pngS28 jeremiah t.png
S28 lj t.pngS28 morgan t.pngS28 spencer t.png
Jefra, Jeremiah, LJ, Morgan, & Spencer
San Juan del Sur
"Suck It Up and Survive"
Tribal Immunity S29 drew t.pngS29 jeremy t.pngS29 jon t.png
S29 julie t.pngS29 keith t.pngS29 kelley t.png
S29 missy t.pngS29 natalie t.pngS29 reed t.png
Hunahpu
Ghost Island
"Only Time Will Tell"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S36 bradley t.pngS36 brendan t.pngS36 chelsea t.png
S36 desiree t.pngS36 jenna t.pngS36 kellyn t.png
S36 michael t.pngS36 sebastian t.pngS36 stephanie t.png
Malolo
Island of the Idols
"I Vote You Out and That's It"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S39 dan t.pngS39 jack t.pngS39 jamal t.png
S39 janet t.pngS39 jason t.pngS39 kellee t.pngS39 lauren t.png
S39 molly t.pngS39 noura t.pngS39 tommy t.png
Vokai
Winners at War
"Out for Blood"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S40 kim t.pngS40 nick t.pngS40 sandra t.png
S40 sarah t.pngS40 sophie t.pngS40 tony t.png
S40 tyson t.pngS40 wendell t.pngS40 yul t.png
Dakal

Gallery

Trivia

References

Recurring Challenges

A Bit Tipsy · A Crate Idea · A Leg Up · A Numbers Game · Air Raid · Angry Chair · Around the Bend · 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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