[quote="Robyn_p, post:564, topic:351885"]
There's actually a whole set of climbing gear you can get, though I only ever found two of the three. I thought I read somewhere if you get the whole set you can climb in the rain, though I don't know for sure if that's true.
Hearts are helpful later in the game when the enemies get tougher but yeah in the beginning it's just a lot of fun to have high stamina. Makes it easier to catch horses too.
And I can't imagine all the work that went into this game either. The Zelda series really is one of the few video game series left where the developers seem to actually care about making the best game they can rather than just rushing to meet a deadline. That's why I don't feel so bad about dropping sixty bucks on it. :)
I found all three pieces of the climbing gear, which is funny because I've still only found less than 30 of the shrines. I think two of them were in the Dueling peaks vicinity and the third was on some cliff on the south east coast. It's hard for me to keep straight what came from where. :p
I'll have to try climbing in the rain to see if that's possible. You definitely climb a whole lot faster!
Right now, I'm sidetracked on Eventide Island. :p