Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Keh Nanut Shrine, Cryonis Trial and how to cross River of the Dead to Mount Hylia

How to locate and beat the Great Plateau shrine.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Keh Manut Shrine is one of four Shrines required to complete the The Isolated Plateau quest, alongside the Ja Baij Shrine and Owa Daim Shrine, and doing so will earn you the Cryonis rune.

If you're after help for parts of the game, consult our Zelda: Breath of the Wild walkthrough and guide.

Keh Nanut Shrine location and how to cross the River of the Dead

One way to get to this Shrine is to warp to the central Shrine of Resurrection then head west until you reach the river. Just before you head down, the climate will change to cold.

Before you progress, you need Cold Resistance to help you survive. We recommend completing a quick quest to get a Warm Doublet clothing item, or cooking something that'll give you the temporary status effect, which you can read more about with our Spicy Pepper and Warm Doublet page.

Whenever you're ready, head towards the River of the Dead, where you'll come to a broken bridge, with a metal plate you can move with Magnesis. There is one to the left leaning against the ruined structure, and these two combined can be placed across the wooden poles sticking out of the water to create a way across.

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Now head up towards Mount Hylia, circling round the mountain top where the Shrine is, and scale the cliff from the south to climb up and access.

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How to beat the Keh Nanut Shrine and Cryonis Trial

Place the Shiekah Slate in the far left corner to receive the Cryonis rune, allowing you to create pillars of ice from water surfaces, allowing you to use them as stepping stones and obstacles.

Select the rune and create a pillar in the pool of water to the right. You can climb up these columns to reach up ledges like the one ahead, and if you use the rune on the same column, you can destroy it.

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In the next area, the water will be waist high, and a gate will block your path. Create a column underneath the gate to raise it up, allowing you to travel through.

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In the next room is an enemy at the far end of the passage. You can use a Cryonis rune to nudge it from its position and then fight it. Use the rune on the left at the end to reach a chest containing a Traveler's Spear.

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Thanks to a new update, it's now possible to play Zelda Breath of the Wild in VR. Want help with the main game? Our Zelda: Breath of the Wild walkthrough can help complete Divine Beasts Vah Ruta, Vah Rudiana, Vah Medoh and Vah Naboris and more. There's also how to get the Master Sword, Hylian Shield and all Captured Memories locations and Great Fairy Fountain locations, while our Shrines locations and Shrine maps hub explains where to find and solve every puzzle room, including dragon locations and Labyrinth solutions. We also have a DLC 1 guide and DLC 2 guide, including all Tingle, Majora's Mask, Phantom, Midna outfit locations.


Next, on the right side, is a see saw. Using the rune on one end will raise it up in the air, just like the gate a moment ago, allowing you to head to the above area, which takes you round to the forcefield throne, ending the Shrine trial and giving you another Orb.

As you leave, it's worth nothing if you own the game's DLC, there is an expansion pass chest behind the Shrine to the south and down on the outside wall, containing five Bomb Arrows.

From there, if you haven't already, visit the remaining Ja Baij Shrine and Owa Daim Shrines in order to finish The Isolated Plateau quest and leave the Great Plateau.

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