Any% (Gorge) (Pillar Clip)

Note that this alternative Any% route is roughly 18s slower than the optimal Any% route with Empty Lake Hylia.

If you are inconsistent at Morpheel/Zant without Zora Armor, then you might want to consider a Zora Armor route.

Runs should start with a blank file in slots 1, 2, and 3, as all files are used during the run. The route below specifies which slot to use for each save, but other variations can be equally fast so long as (i) the Bo house save is still available after saving in the entrance to Forest Temple and (ii) all blank slots are used by the end of the run.

It is helpful to watch a top run on the leaderboard for reference when learning, as this route document can only go into so much detail.


Faron Province

  • Skip Faron Vessel
  • EMS
  • Skull Kid chase
  • Skull Kid fight
  • Master Sword puzzle (LD UUU RR DDD LU)
  • Warp S. Faron
  • Cross purple mist with lantern
  • Enter Forest Temple
  • Early Monkeys (This will also activate Early Boss Fights for later on)
    • Save on File 3
    • BiT behind load zone
    • BiTE
      • Perform BiTE and load File 2 (outside Bo's House)
    • Soft reset as soon as the cutscene starts playing (Start+X+B), then mash start as soon as the screen starts to fade out to skip the cutscene (timing isn't precise)
  • Load File 3 (Forest Temple)
  • Kill one or both walltulas with deku baba nuts or as wolf by luring them lower as human
    • Alternatively, try to climb past one or both walltulas
  • Light torches
  • Cross over monkey chain to Ook
  • Ook
  • Boomerang
    • [Iron Boots / Boomerang]
  • Savewarp
  • Warp S. Faron
  • Faron Escape
  • Dash to Eldin
  • Postman Skip
  • Enter Eldin Province

Getting to Eldin Vessel (Gorge Void)

Getting to Eldin Vessel (failed Gorge Void)

Routes merge here

Eldin Twilight

Lanayru Twilight

  • Warp Death Mountain
  • Transform in the corner
  • Warp rock to Zora's Domain as human
  • Rutela Skip
  • Lanayru Vessel
  • Bug outside Lanayru spring
  • Lake Hylia warp portal
  • Stepping stones for bug
  • Warp Zora's Domain
  • Wall bug and Rutela Skip
  • Waterfall Sidehop or drop down right wall to bug
  • 2 lilypad bugs
  • Bug on cliff (RNG rupees in grass)
  • Listen to Iza for bug
  • Down the river
  • Castle Town warp portal
  • Dash cancel through Castle Town
  • Castle Town bug
  • Warp Lake Hylia
  • Bug behind Fyer's house
  • Howl at grass
  • 4 Kargarok bugs, bonk, and press B to say 'No' to Midna
  • Last small bug
  • Boss Bug
  • Vessel complete

Going to Snowpeak Ruins

Snowpeak Ruins

See Addenda at the end of this page for an alternative Snowpeak Ruins route without Ladder Freezard Cancel that is around 3s slower.

  • Enter door on the left
  • Early Heart Piece 2 (don't need the heart piece)
  • Clawshot through the ceiling
  • Floor Clip
  • Open door and push block
  • Ladder Freezard Cancel, transform, and jump down into courtyard on the right
  • Freezard Skip
  • Darkhammer 1-Cycle
  • Ball & Chain
    • [Ball & Chain / Boomerang]
  • Enter back room
  • Sidehop twice to the right
  • Swing Ball & Chain around and look down
  • 100R from bubble (115R)
  • Savewarp (resets equips, black rupee vanishes from inventory)
  • Load in Snowpeak first room
    • [Ball & Chain / Ooccoo]
  • 100R from armor in the lobby (215R)
  • Ooccoo back to Lakebed

Lakebed Temple

Midna's Desperate Hour

  • Transform wolf
  • Dash to Castle Town
  • Enter Telma's Bar through the door
  • Louise Glitch (saves about 1.7s)
  • Push box once and dash jump to window
  • Ropes in bar or rope skip
  • Poe
  • Enter sewers
  • Burn first web as wolf with stick
  • Transform at 2nd web and use lantern
  • Dig into hole
  • Bulblin archer
  • Exit tower
  • Early Wind Cycle
  • Zelda cutscene

Desert Province

  • Ending Blow from golden wolf to your right against the wall
  • Warp Lake Hylia
  • Get Memo
    • [Ball & Chain / Auru's Memo]
  • Dash down to Fyer
  • Show Memo to Fyer and go to Desert Province
  • Enter Bulblin Camp without a boar
    • [Ball & Chain / Boomerang]
  • Map Glitch to King Bulblin
    • Dying with map glitch active is a softlock, so save in Bulblin Camp if worried about dying to fire arrows or King Bulblin
    • [Clawshot / Lantern]
  • Enter Arbiter's Grounds as human

Arbiter's Grounds

  • Human entrance
  • Pull chain
  • Small key
  • Torch room
    • [Boomerang / Lantern]
  • Poe door cutscene
  • Enter left room
  • Poe 1 Skip
  • LJA to the door
    • [Ball & Chain / Lantern]
  • Stalfos with Ball & Chain
  • Light front and left torches
  • Poe 4
  • Poe Scent
  • Leave room
  • Jump to the other side using chandelier
  • Push the large metal box 4 times
  • Red rupee from chest (235R+)
  • Main room
  • Pull chain, enter downstairs door
  • Kill redead, open small key chest
    • [Clawshot / Water Bombs]
  • Red rupee from redead (255R+)
  • Poe 2
  • Return to main room
  • Enter left room
  • Climb the destroyed stairs past the large metal box
  • Cross upper floor of main room on chandelier
  • Enter ghost rat room backwards (don't get the key)
  • Poe 3 room backwards (kill 2nd redead for red rupee if needed) (275R/295R)
  • Back to main room, enter big door
  • Boss Key Early (get 5R in the skull if needed)
  • Full human movement after Boss Key
    • or transform wolf (roughly 10s slower)
  • Fastest Stalfos with bombs
  • Death Sword
  • Spinner
    • [Clawshot / Spinner]
  • Savewarp
  • Enter Stallord
  • Skip or fight Stallord
  • Exit Arbiter's Grounds

Getting to City in the Sky

  • Mirror Chamber warp portal
    • If you didn't skip Stallord, you have to zoom in all the way on the map and press Z to enable portals from now on
  • Warp Kakariko
  • Early City in the Sky (need 300R)
  • Press Z to talk to Midna about cannon
    • Press B to say 'No' to Midna
    • Map warp to Lake Hylia
    • If you somehow are short on rupees, Fyer has 60
    • [Clawshot / Boomerang]
  • Pay Fyer 300R to fix cannon, enter cannon
    • If you have fewer than 2 water bombs left, open underwater water bomb chest after cutscene

City in the Sky

Palace of Twilight

Hyrule Castle


Alternative Snowpeak Ruins route

After clawshotting up from the early HP chest:

Last updated 05/06/2024 – bewildebeest