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Identifier: South 2-1
Area: Verdant Canyon
Puzzle Type: Main
Previous Puzzle: None
Next Puzzle: Spiderweb

Mountaineer is the first main puzzle in the Verdant Canyon area of The Talos Principle 2.

Puzzle elements


When you enter this puzzle, you find a standard height grate blocking your way. To your left is a gravity surface that goes across to the new room. In that room you find a gravity well that is pointed upwards at another gravity surface. In a third room, you find the gravshifter that is creating that gravity well. Beyond that is the rear area of the puzzle.

The rear area consists of three rooms. The outer room has a blue emitter and a pressure plate that unlocks the second room. The second room has a gravity surface and a connector up on a high ledge. The third room has the progress wheel, and a blue receiver that controls the blue door for the room.


A basic hint:

[ hint ]
This puzzle introduces you to gravshifters, gravity wells, and gravity surfaces. It might be a good idea to brush up on the rules of this equipment.

If you're having trouble getting started:

[ hint ]
Stand next to the gravity surface on the left until the game gives you the option to jump on it

If you can't find the connector:

[ hint ]
Look around for high ledges!

If you can't reach the connector:

[ hint ]
Maybe the connector can reach you! Use the gravshifter

If you're unable to open the door to the progress wheel:

[ hint ]
You can jump on a gravity surface yourself and manipulate equipment there