Hollow Knight Guide
9. Crystal Peak
Our main purpose for coming to Crystal Peak, is to collect the ability Crystal Heart. Like in other levels, our first goal will be to purchase the map.
Get the Map
The map for Crystal Peak is a bit of a ways into the level. So make sure you grab the bottom bench before heading up. Once you grab the lower bench, head up and make your way through these two rooms. The map maker is located on the in a room on the left which has a bunch of crystals in it (it appears like we can’t progress in this room (we can with Crystal Heart). The Map will cost you 112 Geo.
Ability: Crystal Heart (Video via Relyea)
After you have the map, you will want to grab the bench mid way up. Note that this bench is guarded by a miniboss who needs to be defeated before you can access this bench. The boss is a Crystal Guardian, which basically shoots lasers all over the place. Defeat the miniboss, tag the bench then exit left and continue up. Make your way to the right, drop down, head to the right and you’ll be in the room with the Crystal Heart. With that being said, the Crystal Heart will require you to do a bit of platforming to get to it. The Crystal Heart ability allows you to launch yourself across far horizontal distances.
Leave Crystal Peak
After you have collected Crystal Heart, your purpose is done, and you should make your way out of Crystal Peak. But how you may be wondering? Remember when I mentioned the map maker’s room? This is our exit. Use Crystal Heart to cross this huge room, then grab the elevator back to Dirtmouth (shortcut).