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Thie article is about the Shrine Quest. For the mini-game, see Gut Check Rock Challenge.
The Gut Check Challenge
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Quest Giver Bayge
Location Gut Check Rock
Reward Gorae Torr Shrine

"The Gut Check Challenge" is a Shrine Quest in Breath of the Wild.[1]


At the top of Gut Check Rock, Link can find Gorae Torr Shrine, though his entrance his blocked by Bayge of the Goron Blood Brothers. When Link approaches him, Bayge reveals that his training ground, and it is where he and his brothers come to build up their muscle.[2][note 1] If Link asks Bayge to move out of his way, he will refuse.[4] The Travel Gate has been designated as a sacred spot by the Goron Blood Brothers for those who have completed the Gut Check Rock Challenge.[5][6] He is also hesitant to interrupt his brother Kabetta's training.[7]

However, Bayge notes that Link appears to be a man of action, which he likes.[8][note 2] He decides to allow Link to attempt the Gut Check Rock Challenge, and if he clears it, he promises to move out of the way.[10] If Link agrees, Bayge will be impressed and tells him to prepare.[11]

Bayge decides to explain their training to Link.[12] He must climb from the bottom of Gut Check Rock all the way to the top within the time limit set.[13] Along the way, Link must also pick up Rupees,[14] though he does not specify how many are necessary.[15] Should Link run out of time or give up, he will have to return any Rupees he has collected.[16] This Challenge will push Link past his physical, mental, and emotional limits.[17] Bayge decides it is finally time to begin,[18] which initiates the Shrine Quest.

At this point, Bayge mentions the cost of 20 Rupees per attempt.[19] When Link decides to pay, Bayge tasks Link with collecting 100 Rupees.[20] He also informs Link that he will fail if he does not collect enough, even if he makes it up in time.[21] With these reminders out of the way, Bayge officially starts the Gut Check Rock Challenge.[22]

After successfully clearing the Mini-Game, Bayge happily accepts Link as an honorary fourth Blood Brother.[23][24] He allows Link to stand on their sacred platform.[25] As he is now officially a Goron brother, Bayge welcomes Link to their family.[26] Link will now be able to challenge the Gut Check Rock Challenge whenever he likes, in addition to trying a harder course.[27] With this, the Shrine Quest will be completed.


Stage Description
1 You signed on for the hard-core training regimen of the three Goron Blood Brothers.

They call it the Gut Check Rock Challenge!

Talk to Bayge when you're ready.
Complete You showed the Goron brothers your grit knows no bounds, brother! You even passed the Gut Check Challenge in one piece.

Impressed with your performance, the Goron Blood Brothers let you through to the ancient shrine. They also invited you to challenge the even gutsier version of the course.


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ItalyItalianLa rupe della grinta
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See Also


  1. If Link has already completed the "Test of Will", Bayge will recognize and welcome him instead.[3]
  2. If Link has already completed the "Test of Will", Bayge will instead decide to make an exception for him.[9]


  1. "The Gut Check Challenge
    Gut Check Rock
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "PUMP IT UP, BROTHER! By the gods, I love me some muscle. This right here is our hard-core training ground, string bean. This is where we come to get RIPPED. AND. SHREDDED. It's where Goron boys become Goron men, brother!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Hey, you're the guy who won the contest of endurance! Welcome to our Goron training ground, the home of... Gut Check Challenge!!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "[Um...please move.] I AIN'T MOVIN' A MUSCLE, BROTHER! Not a single, well-defined muscle!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "This is a special platform! Sacred even! Only real Goron men, as decided by us three Goron Blood Brothers, are allowed." — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "This right here is a special platform that's only for those who've conquered the Gut Check Challenge!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Besides, my littlest bro is in the middle of trainin' right now. A brother does NOT interrupt a brother's trainin', brother!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "But I gotta say...ya do seem like a real man of action. Almost like you have a Goron air about ya. I like it!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "That said...you ARE the guy who won the contest of endurance. So I guess my question is..." — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "SO WHAT ARE YA WAITIN' FOR, BROTHER?! GET TRAININ'! Yeah that's it! If you can clear our hard-core training program, I'll move outta your way!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "[Count me in, brother!] Ha! Good answer, brother! We're gonna shred you to pieces, little man. Prepare your tiny self!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "OK, lemme explain how this hard-core training works. The rules are dead simple. Simple as a deadlift, brother!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "Startin' from the bottom, ya gotta climb back up here within the time limit." — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "BUT! Don't fool yourself into thinking it's only a climbin' challenge, little man. You've gotta pick up rupees as ya go!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "Get up the cliff within the time limit, and grab a passable number of rupees. Do that, and you pass the test!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "If ya run outta time or decide to give up halfway through your climb... You'll have to return all the rupees ya picked up! That's life, brother." — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "We're gonna help ya push past your limits, brother! Your physical, mental, AND emotional limits!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "OK, enough messin's around. It's time for the hardest of hard-core feats... GUT CHECK CHALLENGE!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "Oh! Almost forgot a tiny detail, tiny man. No train, no gain. And no pay, no stay! So yeah, it's 20 rupees per attempt." — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "[Let's do this thing!] You've gotta collect 100 rupees as ya climb. A hard-core Goron man should be able to handle that no problem!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "Even if ya reach the goal before time runs out, if ya don't grab enough rupees, ya fail! DON'T FAIL, BROTHER!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "Got it? Good. Then it's finally time for... GUT CHECK CHALLENGE!! GOOOO!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "UNBELIEVABLE!! You've passed our training with the grit of a true Goron, my brother! In fact...you've earned the right to call yourself...the fourth Goron Blood Brother!!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "You've passed our training with the grit of a true Goron, my brother!! Now that you've managed to clear our extreme training AND the contest of endurance... You've earned the right to call yourself... the fourth Goron Blood Brother!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "As promised, you are now allowed to stand on this sacred platform of Goron manliness. A real honor, I know." — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "You're officially one of us now! Our true Goron brother, brother! Welcome to the family!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "And good news, fourth brother! That means you can do the GUT CHECK CHALLENGE all you want! As a Goron Blood Brother, you're ready for the HARD stuff! Just lemme know when you're pumped enough to try it!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)