Roll With It (also known as Blind Barrow) is a recurring challenge in Survivor. It is most remembered as the first challenge to ever be abandoned, due to an evacuation during the challenge.

Rules

One castaway from each tribe would be strapped into a wooden spherical cage and would guide two of their blindfolded tribemates in rolling the cage through a course. At the end of the course would be a labyrinth-like table maze. The castaway inside the cage would then have to guide four blindfolded tribe members in solving the table maze. The first tribe to finish the table maze would win.

In David vs. Goliath, the guides rode on a driving wheel instead of being strapped in a spherical cage.

History

The challenge first appeared in Samoa prior to a scheduled Double Tribal Council. Liz Kim for Foa Foa and Laura Morett for Galu were strapped in the spherical cage. Foa Foa took the lead heading into the table maze. However, when Russell Swan of Galu passed out during the final leg of the competition and was medically evacuated from the game, the challenge was ceased. This was the first time a challenge was canceled after it had started with no winner declared.

The challenge reappeared in the next season, Heroes vs. Villains. Tom Westman for the Heroes and Rob Mariano for the Villains were inside the spherical cage. The two tribes were even throughout the course, with the Villains narrowly finishing ahead to became the first winners of the challenge, sending the Heroes to their third Tribal Council.

The challenge reappeared in David vs. Goliath after a Tribe Switch. Instead of a spherical cage, the caller, Angelina Keeley for Jabeni, Gabby Pascuzzi for Tiva, and Kara Kay for Vuku, would instead ride on a driving wheel and have to retrieve a ball, which would be used to complete the table maze. Tiva maintained a lead throughout the challenge and easily finished first. Meanwhile, Jabeni initially fell behind on the obstacle course. However, they were able to catch up when Vuku dropped their ball in the table maze, allowing Jabeni to finish second and sending Vuku to Tribal Council.

Winners

Episode Challenge Type Winner
Samoa
"This Is the Man Test"
Tribal Reward None
Challenge canceled due to Russell Swan's evacuation
Heroes vs. Villains
"Tonight, We Make Our Move"
Tribal Immunity S20 coach t.pngS20 courtney t.pngS20 danielle t.png
S20 jerri t.pngS20 parvati t.pngS20 rob t.png
S20 russell t.pngS20 sandra t.pngS20 tyson t.png
Villains
David vs. Goliath
"Time to Bring About the Charmpocalypse"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S37 alison t.pngS37 christian t.png
S37 dan t.pngS37 gabby t.pngS37 john t.png
Tiva
S37 angelina t.pngS37 lyrsa t.png
S37 mike t.pngS37 natalie t.pngS37 nick t.png
Jabeni

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Trivia

  • Russell Hantz is the only castaway to compete in this challenge twice.
  • This is the first, and so far only, challenge to be cancelled partway through, with neither tribe being declared as winners.
  • Every time this challenge appeared, the callers for each tribe were all the same gender.

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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