Scaling the Mountainside

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This article is about Scaling the Mountainside, a level in New Super Mario Bros. U. For other uses, see Frosted Glacier-4.
Not to be confused with Scale the Mountain.
Scaling the Mountainside
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World-Level World 4-4
World Frosted Glacier
Game New Super Mario Bros. U
Time limit 400 seconds
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Scaling the Mountainside, or Frosted Glacier-4, is the fourth level of Frosted Glacier in New Super Mario Bros. U. It is unlocked via completion of Prickly Goombas!, and its own completion opens the path to Swaying Ghost House.


Like Spinning-Star Sky, the ground is covered with snow. The background contains many mountains, along with a dark-blue nighttime sky, various stars, and falling snowflakes. The level begins near Waddlewings and Bill Blasters. A ? Block is found, along with a Koopa Troopa. A few hills are found with Waddlewings on them. A few scales are found above a pit. A group of four Bill Blasters is found before the Checkpoint Flag. Some Brick Blocks are found, along with a ? Block and some Waddlewing. A scale is found, which can be lowered to reach the next platform. A Koopa Troopa is found on a platform made of Brick Blocks and a ? Block, and another scale is found with two Bill Blasters. As the area continues, two more scales are found with a Red Ring in the middle. A slope with three Waddlewings on it is found, followed by a group of scales. Banzai Bills are fired from a Banzai Bill Cannon found just before the Goal Pole.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: Not too far from the beginning, the first Star Coin is in plain sight. The player can use the scales, a Super Acorn, or Peachette to reach it.
  • Star Coin 2: Right before the Checkpoint Flag, the player can bounce off the Bullet Bills, use the Super Acorn or Peachette to reach the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: The third Star Coin is hidden in a high area with two visible coins. The player can reach the ledge by jumping off a Bullet Bill or by using the scales.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese てんびんリフトで 雪山のぼり
Tenbin Rifuto de Yukiyama Nobori
Snow Mountain Climbing with Balance Lifts
Spanish Brincando por la ladera Jumping by the hillside
French Balanciers et pentes givrées Pendulums and frosted slopes
Dutch Een gewichtige winterwandeling A heavy winter walk
German Waagenlift-Wagnis Scale Lift Adventure
Italian Saliscendi e cannoni Downhill and cannons
Portuguese (NOE) Ascensor de Montanha Mountain Lift
Russian Лифты-качели в горах
Lifty-kacheli v gorakh
Elevator swings in the mountain
Korean 저울리프트로 설산 오르기
Jeoullipeuteuro Seolsan Oreugi
Climbing Snow Mountain With Balance Lift

Level map[edit]

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