Zelda: Breath of the Wild - How to Climb Faster

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In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Link has a number of new abilities at his disposal. One new ability that he uses quite a bit over the course of the adventure is wall climbing, which helps him reach the top of mountains, towers, and other structures. Since players will be climbing so much in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, they may want to invest the time necessary to make Link climb faster.

To make Link climb faster in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, players need to visit the Ree Dahee shrine, located on the northern side of the Dueling Peaks cliff. Reaching the shrine will be a matter of doing a lot of climbing, but otherwise the journey there should be relatively easygoing outside of potential enemy encounters.

Upon entering the Ree Dahee shrine, Link will be met with a puzzle to solve. In the distance, there is a platform that can be manipulated by standing on the floor switch. Standing on the switch will tilt the platform, causing a ball roll into an orange hole. When this happens, a square platform will make its way over to Link, which he can ride to the next part of the puzzle.

The next part of the puzzle is the same concept as before, except slightly trickier. Step on the switch to make the ball roll to the right, but then get off the switch so that it starts rolling to the left. If timed properly, the ball will fall into another orange hole, in turn activating yet another moving platform.


Ride this platform across to the third and final switch. For this puzzle, stand on the switch until the ball is nearing the end of the platform. Then right before it is about to fall off, move off the switch to send it flying over the gap and into the orange hole. This may take a couple of tries, but once done correctly, another moving platform will be activated and Link can ride it to the end of the shrine.

Before collecting the spirit orb and completing the shrine, players will want to collect the treasure chest that is in plain view. To do this, wait until the moving platform returns, and then wait a couple of seconds on the switch. Right before the platform is about to leave, use the Stasis rune to freeze the switch in place, then hop on the moving platform and ride it across. If timed right, Link should have just enough time to run up the slope and get to the treasure chest.

Inside the treasure chest, players will find the Climber's Bandana. While perhaps not as memorable as Link's classic green tunic, the Climber's Bandana has 13 defense and boosts Link's climbing speed, making it one of the most valuable pieces of armor players can collect, at least in the early stages of the game. With it in tow, perhaps along with some warm clothes to avoid dying in colder regions, Link should be sufficiently equipped to better explore the vast land of Hyrule.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available now for Nintendo Switch and Wii U.

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