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The Climbing Gear in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a surefire way to make your life easier. Wearing any piece of it increases your climbing speed, with all three giving you a big speed boost. This means you can climb higher surfaces with less stamina – although it won’t help you grab the Master Sword – and generally increase the range of what you can explore.

It’s the kind of armor you’re going to want to find early on, so we’ll tell you where to find the Climbing Gear.

For more Zelda guides and tips, like how to find and activate all Skyview Towers, or an explanation of all Zonai Devices, make sure to read our full Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom walkthrough.

Climber’s Bandanna location – Zelda TOTK

Zelda TOTK Climbing Bandanna location

The bandanna is found in Polymous Cave, which is halfway up the cliffs due east of Zora’s Domain. This cave is quite slippery with both wet and icy walls, so you’ll need some sort of slip-resistant elixir or armor. Climb all the way up to the top to find the Bandanna.

Climbing Gear location – Zelda TOTK

Zelda TOTK Climbing Gear location

The centerpiece of the climbing gear can be found by tracking down one of the Xs given on the map by Meesha near the Sahasra Slope Skyview Tower. Along with one piece of the Barbarian Armor and Rubber Armor, the Climbing Gear is one of the targets.

For it, you’ll need to go to North Hyrule Plain Cave, which is northwest of Lookout Landing, just across the river. You’ll need to break open the cave entrance and kill the two Like Likes blocking your path. Then, proceed upwards until you spot a waterfall, go into it and you’ll find the Climbing Gear.

Climbing Boots location – Zelda TOTK

Zelda TOTK Climbing Boots location

Like the bandanna, you’ll find the boots near Zora’s Domain, this time in a cave to the southeast called Upland Zorana Byroad. When you enter the cave, follow the path to the right and you’ll find a flooded room with ruins in them. Lift the gate at the end of the room to drain the water then go into the room on the right where you’ll find the boots.