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 Walkthrough[edit]

  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 Walkthrough[edit]

Klimmek's Problem[edit]

"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. Alas, he is now an old and feeble man and he just doesn't have the strength to make the trip. 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 Goods[edit]

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 Again[edit]

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.


  • 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 Stages[edit]

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.