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Skyrim:Climb the Steps

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Deliver a load of goods up to High Hrothgar for Klimmek.
Quest Giver: Klimmek
Location(s): Ivarstead, High Hrothgar
Concurrent Quest: The Way of the Voice
Reward: Leveled gold
Disposition: =1 (Klimmek)
ID: FreeformIvarstead04
The chest in front of the monastery

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Speak with Klimmek about his trips to High Hrothgar.
  2. Receive Klimmek's Supplies, and climb the steps to High Hrothgar.
  3. Place supplies in indicated chest.
  4. Return to Klimmek for your reward.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

Klimmek's ProblemEdit

"I'm just not ready to make the climb to High Hrothgar."

When you arrive in Ivarstead for the first time, you will find Klimmek and Gwilin having a conversation on the bridge:

Gwilin: "On your way up the 7,000 Steps again, Klimmek?"
Klimmek: "Not today. I'm just not ready to make the climb to High Hrothgar. The path isn't safe."
Gwilin: "Aren't the Greybeards expecting some supplies?"
Klimmek: "Honestly, I'm not certain. I've yet to be allowed into the monastery. Perhaps one day."

Apparently Klimmek makes a trip every few weeks up the 7,000 steps to High Hrothgar to deliver supplies to the Greybeards, though he has never actually seen them in person. Unfortunately, he is now older, and finds the climb more difficult. You can choose to help him, with the promise of a reward. He will give you a bag of supplies and ask you to place them in a chest outside the High Hrothgar monastery.

Deliver the GoodsEdit

If you have already discovered High Hrothgar, you may simply travel there. If not, you must climb the 7,000 steps leading out of Ivarstead and up the mountainside, encountering some wolves along the way. Once at the top of the 7,000 steps, you will see the monastery with a chest located in the center of a pair of stairwells that lead up to the building itself. Now just open the chest and place the supplies inside. Klimmek's supplies are found in the Misc section of the inventory.

There and Back AgainEdit

Once you have placed the supplies in the chest, return to Klimmek, who will compensate you for your leg work. He will give you a level-dependent amount of gold as a reward.

Levels Reward
1–9 500
10–19 750
20–29 1,000
30–39 1,250
40+ 1,500


  • Klimmek's supplies will remain in the chest indefinitely. They can be taken at anytime and returned at anytime, however doing so will not grant you any further reward.
  • Klimmek's supplies are always persistent; placing them in a corpse keeps it from despawning.
  • There are only about 700 steps on the way up to High Hrothgar, not 7,000.


  • If you drop Klimmek's supplies after completing the quest, they will hover in the air and can be used as a platform of sorts.

Quest StagesEdit

Climb the Steps (FreeformIvarstead04)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective 10: Bring the supplies to High Hrothgar
200 Finishes quest 
Objective 20: Return to Klimmek
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 10, 250.
  • Any text displayed in angle brackets (e.g., <Alias=LocationHold>) is dynamically set by the Radiant Quest system, and will be filled in with the appropriate word(s) when seen in game.
  • Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in any order. Some stages may therefore repeat objectives seen in other stages.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  • On the PC, it is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage FreeformIvarstead04 stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages, but it is possible to clear all stages of the quest using resetquest FreeformIvarstead04.