Elden Ring: Mountaintops of the Giants Location

Learn how to reach the Mountaintops of the Giants.

After defeating Morgott, you might be a little bit confused about what exactly you are supposed to do next. The answer is quite simple: to travel to Elden Ring Mountaintops of the Giants. But in order to access this area, players would need perform a few requisites. 

Key Takeaways
  • Mountaintops of the Giants split into East and West, with a total of 8 Sites of Grace.
  • Optional bosses: Borealis the Freezing Frog, Ancient Hero of Zamor, Erdtree Avatar.
  • Defeat Godfrey and Morgott in Leyndall to get Rold Medallion from Melina.
  • Activate Grand Lift at Avenue Balcony Site Of Grace in Leyndall.
  • Defeat optional boss Black Blade Kindred near Forbidden Lands Site Of Grace for rewards.
  • Activate Grand Lift Of Rold for access to Mountaintops Of The Giants.

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Obtaining the Rold Medallion

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The Rold Medallion [Image Captured by eXputer]
Melina will offer the player the Rold Medallion right after the Morgott boss fight, setting you up to head toward the Grand Lift of Rold.

Once your cryptic overseer has handed you the Rold Medallion. Your job now is to gallop to the Grand Lift of Rold, which is located at the east of the Royal Capital Leyndall.    

Activating the Grand Lift of Rold

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Grand Lift Of Rold [Image Credit goes to eXputer]
The best way to get started in this case is to begin from the Avenue Balcony Site of Grace which is situated in Leyndell, Royal Capital. You can’t miss it if you’ve already beat Morgott, the Omen King. Simply look it up on your map and fast-travel to it from a nearby Site of Grace.

  1. From the Avenue Balcony Site of Grace, head left up the stairs and go through a doorway, leading you to a two-way street.
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    Avenue Balcony Site of Grace [Image Credit: eXputer]
  2. Take a left at the two-way street and continue straight until you reach a sizable halfway-opened brace door.
  3. As you pass through the door, you’ll notice snow on the ground, and you’ll encounter a gargoyle-type enemy.
  4. Proceed straight up the stairs until you come across a doorway on the left. Be prepared to face various enemies in this area.
  5. Enter the doorway on the left, and you’ll find an elevator (lift). Activate the lift and ride it up.
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    Going Up the Lift [Image Captured by eXputer]
  6. After the lift stops, head straight ahead. You’ll find the Flamedrake Talisman on the left side near a flight of stairs.
  7. Follow the path until you reach another lift, but this time, you’ll be descending. Stand on the protruded platform to activate the lift and begin your descent.
  8. Upon reaching the bottom and exiting the room, you’ll see a message on the screen indicating “Forbidden Lands.”
  9. Rest at the nearby Site of Lost Grace to save your progress. If you have already summoned Torrent Horse, your Spirit Steed, you can now ride it eastward.
  10. Follow the path until you reach the Grand Lift of Rold. However, before you can enter the structure, you’ll encounter the Black Blade Kindred, which is an optional boss. You can choose to ignore or challenge this boss.
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    Hoisting the Rold Medallion [Image Taken by eXputer]
  11. Once you reach the heart of the Great Lift of Rold, press the “Event Action” button to hoist the Rold Medallion. This action will trigger two statues to come to life.mountaintops of the giants location elden ring
  12. After hoisting the Rold Medallion, a cutscene will play, and the Grand Lift of Rold will serve its purpose, transporting you to the Mountaintops of the Giants
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Mountaintops of the Giants Map Location [Image Taken by eXputer]
That’s about it for how to get to the Mountaintops of the Giants area in Elden Ring. Now, let’s delve into a major aspect of approaching any new region in the game, which is obtaining its map fragments. 

Mountaintops of the Giants Map Fragments Locations

There are two different map fragments for the Mountaintops of the Giants area in Elden Ring.

Mountaintops of the Giants, East Map Fragment:

  1. Start from where you first enter the area.
  2. Stick to the right side of the main road as you set out from your starting point.
  3. Along the right side of the road, you’ll come across a map-containing monument that houses the Mountaintops of the Giants, East map fragment at its base.

Mountaintops of the Giants, West Map Fragment:

  1. Continue straight from your starting point until you reach the Freezing Lake Site of Grace.
  2. From the Freezing Lake Site of Grace, head southeast towards the road.
  3. Follow the road inward until you arrive at the Giants’ Gravepost Site of Lost Grace.
  4. Near the Giants’ Gravepost Site of Lost Grace, you’ll find the Mountaintops of the Giants, West map fragment.

My Thoughts On The Mountaintops Of The Giants

From my experience, the Mountaintops of the Giant’s Location was easily the weakest part of my journey through the world of Elden Ring. It just felt unnecessary, not as well crafted as other areas, and most importantly, it felt rushed. There are no unique enemy types, the massive difficulty spike is frustrating, and the level design is subpar and uninspired.

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My Elden Ring playtime on Steam (Steam ID: Future_Bird)

I personally had no motivation to explore this area fully, but even then, the Mountaintops of the Giants has its fair share of surprises and caves that players can explore if they want some nice loot and runes.

Before I end my guide, I highly encourage players to maximize their experience with the Elden Ring best settings and performance guide. In addition, it might do you one better to find out the top 15 Ashes of War in the game and revamp your playstyle.

But that is all from me, do let me know what you think about Elden Ring in the comment section below.

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