Social Climbers

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Social Climbers
SocialClimbers SuperMarioParty.png
Appears in Super Mario Party
Type 4-Player minigame
Music track Keep Moving Forward

Social Climbers is an unlockable 4-Player minigame appearing in Super Mario Party. Its name is a pun on a phrase that refers to people who are eager to gain a higher social status.


The pole is shown, along with a few fireworks. The camera then pans down to show the first player, who waves and then grabs on to the pole. The screen then divides into four, with one for each player.


In this minigame, the players must continuously climb a pole. The first player to reach the top wins. After all human players reach the top, all remaining CPU players do big climbs until they reach the top.

On the Challenge Road, this is the fifth challenge of Shell Street and the fifth challenge overall. The goal is to reach the top in 25 seconds for the normal challenge and 20 seconds for the Master Challenge.

Upon winning the minigame, most characters do a handstand on top of the pole. If Peach, Daisy, or Rosalina wins, she will sit on the pole instead. Due to lacking arms, Goomba instead balances on its head.


The screen shows only the player that made it to the top first. They still do their pose. Fireworks explode in the air, and balloons fly up to the sky.


  • Joy-Con + L Button/R Button – Climb

In-game text[edit]

  • Climb to the top!
  • Swing Joy-Con (L) down while pressing L Button/R Button and then release while swinging Joy-Con (L) back up, until you reach the top!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポールのぼりレース
Pōru nobori rēsu
Pole Climbing Race

Chinese (simplified) 爬杆赛
Págān Sài
Pole Climbing Race

Chinese (traditional) 爬桿賽
Págān Sài
Pole Climbing Race

Dutch Klimkapioenen
Climb Champions
French (NOA) Montée au poteau
Climbing the pole
French (NOE) Mât de cocagne
Greasy pole
German Kletterkonkurrenten
Climbing Rivals
Italian Pertica sprint
Pole sprint
Korean 막대 오르기 레이스
Makdae oreugi reiseu
Pole Climbing Race

Spanish (NOA) Subida y suspenso
Rise and fall
Spanish (NOE) Un poste de aúpa
A Tremendous Pole