Gorge Skip


Gorge Skip allows you to skip warping the bridge to Kakariko gorge. This is useful because to warp the bridge you have to beat Forest Temple and clear Faron twilight which can now be skipped. Gorge Skip is done by getting over the fence to the left of the shadow beast warp, side-hopping around and then using an LJA to get over the gorge. There are a few different methods to get over the fence shown below.

Gorge Void

After defeating the Kakariko Gorge twilight messengers, there is a single frame before Midna forces Link to warp to the Faron province. On this frame, you can jump attack into the gorge, causing Link to void warp to the entrance.

The input frame is when the circular part of the portal is at the top of the rendering.


Gorge Void Backup Strat

To improve the chance of getting the Void you can use two inputs (Jumpslash and Iron Boots Equip) Transform to human before killing the shadow beasts, hold L and mash or time the inputs on A and the IB-Equip button.
Immediately after the inputs, try to pause. If you were able to pause, one of the inputs hit the frame. From here there are two possible outcomes:
1) If you hear Link screaming for his jump attack, just unpause and continue as normal (Gorge Void).
2) If you don't hear anything, savewarp and progress. This will lose ~23 seconds over gorge void but still save 40 seconds over the old method.

Bottle Warp Cancel

If you have a bottle on entering the Gorge area it is possible to cancel the warp by using the bottle. The drinking animation will cancel the warp and still give you the ability to warp using just the map.
Note that the bottle pull is frame perfect and will activate Map Glitch in most versions of the game, requiring a savewarp to progress.

Rupee Roll

Discovered by Dragonbane

This method is the fastest and is done by get a rupee cutscene on the fence, after the cutscene you have a small window to roll over the fence which skips having to zombie hover up the fence. There is dig spot by the tree which consistently spawns a yellow rupee.

1) Dig up the yellow rupee making sure you haven’t had a textbox before.

2) Transform human and stand on the white spot shown in the video

3) Target the fence behind the rupee, then the floor then target in line with the broken post and as high as possible

4) You can LJA whenever you are over the fence

5) After the rupee cutscene hold left and mash A to roll

6) Move the analog stick from left to down to right to turn around so you can grab the ledge if you don’t just land on the edge

Please note this video also shows the boomerang back-hop method to get round the gorge not the sidehop method which most people use.

If you miss Rupee Roll you can try again with the backup rupee. The backup rupee is RNG and most of the time you want a blue or a yellow if the first one disappeared.
Note that the rupee can be trolly and get stuck in the fence - you won't get enough height for Rupee Roll in that case.

There is an alternative Rupee Roll setup by Dragonbane that replaces aiming precision with timing precision. You have a three frame window to make the final jump. The 2nd and 4th targets are not precise.

1) Hug the tree on the left side till you are in reach of the digging spot.

2) Dig out the rupee. This will push Wolf Link forward.

3) Mash Z to transform as fast as quickly and backhop 3 times.

4) Pull out boomerang and target once, sidehop ride still holding Boomerang.

5) Turn full left making a target right after start turning.

6) Target the outer end of the mountain and then somewhere left of the tree.

7) Jump when the boomerang is between the two final targets.

LJA Over The Gorge – Side hop Method

This method is most commonly used and easy to set-up. It involves using three side-hops to get to the edge closest to the other side. You can then LJA over the gorge from here

1)Once over the fence walk around the edge and stand next to the fence post shown in the video

2)C-Up and look left until the next fence post is on screen, you also want a slight gap between the edge of your TV and the post

3)Side-hop right twice very quickly

4)While still holding L move right till you get next to a white dot on the down shown in the video when link stops

5)Side-hop right once more

6)Slash the fence so you end up in position for the LJA

7)Aim slightly left of the fence post shown in the video then aim higher and throw. You LJA when the boomerang is coming back to you and over the void

Video Tutorial

Epona Bomb Boost

Set-Up By VivaLaGaming360

During Any% No S+Q You won't have rupee text to use rupee roll again however it is faster to bomb boost over the fence now you have epona. To do this line up next to the fence with a slight angle facing towards it, pull out a bomb and during the 6th flash hold forward. You should slide over and LJA like normal, this method skips the sidehop stage

Epona Backhop Method

Discovered by Taka

By doing a precise backhop off Epona and Jumpslashing immediately after, you can land on the other side of the fence without any explosives or rupee roll. To do this, line Epona up next to the fence with a slight angle away from it, then tap back on the control stick to make Epona rear up. When Link starts to rise up, backhop off (R + A), and press B to jumpslash immediately after. You should slide on the fence and land on the ledge. From here you can perform Gorge Skip as usual

Epona Slide

It is possible to get over the gorge using Epona Slide which is the fastest method during wagon escort for Any% No S+Q. However epona slide is frame perfect.
To perform an epona slide you have to press R on frame 1, then the next frame release R and press A.
To make it over the gorge you have to have max Epona speed and hold forward to make Link hop forward at the end. If you start the slide as late as possible there is a chance Epona gets over with you saving even more time.

Zombie Hover (outdated)

Discovered by Rachel

This method is the slowest but can be done with only the boomerang. The basic idea is to LJA onto the fence, mash B which causing Link to slowly go up the fence until he falls over the other side where you can process to do the sidehops and LJA over the gorge.

1)Line up with the broken fence post, sidehop to the left and backflip.

2)To LJA aim at the broken post and then aim as high as you can and let the boomerang go. Then jump attack as soon as possible and start mashing B during the LJA which will ensure you are mashing B once you are on the fence.

3)Once on the fence continue mashing B which will make Link slowly jump attack up the fence, once you past the post you should fall over the fence at some point. You want to be ready to stop mashing once you see Link start to fall over otherwise you will just jump-attack down to the shadow beast area.

Last updated 09/14/2020 – Skyreon