"Men go forth to marvel at the heights of mountains and the huge waves of the sea, the broad flow of the rivers, the vastness of the ocean, the orbits of the stars, and yet they neglect to marvel at themselves."
– ST. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions, Book X, Chapter VIII
Providence has blessed the manifold landscapes of the New World with more than an abundant crop of tough terrain and imposing heights. Hiking allows you to put some pep in your step and to ascend steeper slopes than before.
Throughout the New World there are areas where the elevation jumps sharply, creating a cliff. Standing beneath a cliff and clicking the top will cause you to Climb up, and standing at the top of a cliff and clicking the bottom will cause you to climb down. Selecting your Climbing Mode determines the speed you climb, how likely you are to fall, how much Blood damage you will take if you do fall, and how high you can free climb without equipping a Rope. Increasing Mines & Mountains will also reduce your risk of falling and the damage you take when you do fall.
NOTE: Climbing speed, risk, and damage are relative to the Afraid of Heights Climbing Mode.