The Rock Quarry
A view of the Rock Quarry taken from its base.

Seasons Used


Layouts Used


Episodes Seen


Objective Completion

8 times

Half Pendants Featured

The Very Tall Turban of Ahmed Baba
The Plumed Headdress of Cosa-Rara
The Two-Cornered Hat of Napoleon


The Pit of Despair


The Pit

Adjoining Rooms

The Troubled Bridge
Medusa's Lair
The Laser Light Room
The Ledges

The Rock Quarry was a room in Olmec's Temple. It was located in the bottom half of the Pit area during Layout XII and accompanied by the complementing Troubled Bridge that occupied the other half of the room space. The Rock Quarry had a fairly simple objective. Various boulders were placed on a raised platform in the back of the room, and in the front was a large bucket sitting on a pulley. The player had to toss five rocks into the bucket which would lower, and, in turn, raise a stone slab. From there, players could then hit the actuator in hopes of opening the door to the Laser Light Room.

The rock slab raises


  • The bucket used was the same bucket that served as an elevator in the Well during Season 1.
  • The door to Medusa's Lair was never used - it even remained locked after a player had grabbed an artifact.