When you enter this room, the gate closes trapping you inside, and the ice vents in the floor activate. These are similar to the ones in the Tomb of the Pharaoh. Each vent glows white just before it activates, giving you a moment to move out of the way. Even if you equip items that confer cold resistance, you'll still take damage if you stand on or jump over an active vent, but you will not be slowed by the cold.
Start by killing all the enemies that appear.
Then climb onto the ledge on the upper left and use a remote bomb, grenade, or rocket to blast the frozen gear.
Freeing the gear opens the gate on the ledge at the upper right.
Climb up onto the ledge with the glowing sphere.
Before pushing the sphere off the edge, light the brazier (23/51) for the brazier challenge.
Then move to the right end of the ledge, grapple the golden ring and rappel down to the pressure pad mounted on the wall. Stepping on it opens one of the small gates, behind which you'll find ICY DEATH, a moderately powerful weapon that occasionally freezes enemies. In the single-player game the gate stays open permanently.
In 2-player co-op Lara must grapple the ring and stand on the pad to hold the gate open while the other character retrieves the weapon.
In 3- or 4-player co-op there is no golden ring. There is still a brazier (23/51) on this ledge, but it's set a little farther the left. To get the ICY DEATH weapon, one player must use the grapple to lower another onto the pressure pad, while a third goes for the gun.
Continue to avoid the active ice vents as you roll the glowing sphere off the ledge...
...and down to the lower level.
Position it beneath the ledge on the left. Then use a remote bomb to blast the sphere up onto the ledge, but do not roll the ball into the cage yet.
First, roll it over to the left...
...and use it to climb up into the raised alcove with the red skull (2/5). In the single-player game, if you put the ball in the cage before retrieving the skull, you're out of luck and will have to replay the level to get it.
In co-op, you don't need the ball to reach the skull. Just use one of the Egyptians' bubble shields for a boost.
When you're ready to move on, roll the ball into the cage to deactivate the ice vents and open the exit.
NOTE: The gate at the entrance to this room also re-opens in case you missed anything in the previous area.
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