It's one of the most retarded areas in the entire game. The "puzzles" and "platforming" are still harder than anything else in the whole game even in God mode and feel really sloppily done because the timing is so strict, but you have the fixed crappy camera angles.
First, pull the block out, jump over it, charge a kick and let loose. Repeat until near the top left corner, at which point kick it once towards the ledge. Immediately jump on the block, an double jump to the ledge.
Thats how I did it, but as I said, the spikes appeared almost instantly when I got to the ledge.
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Pretty sure he knows the gist of how to solve it and he was asking for something more in depth. You basically have to know exactly how far to pull the block out at the start before jumping over to the other side to kick it, then fully charge kick it once towards the side the gate is on, then fully charge kick it twice towards the second room, then half charge kick it towards the ledge. Anyone that did it on their second try simply got lucky because it's a lot of trial and error thanks to the camera angles.
"Now the blade pillars of Hades, theres a real pain."
Can't really argue with that, that's the worst part of the entire game and thankfully there's nothing like that in the next two. The pillars are only "hard" though because of how far you have to go across either type and one hit and you have to do it all over again. The only thing really hard about those are how tedious they are and trying on patience.
Got it, the easiest way for anybody else who needs help is to just drag it, do not kick it at all.
As soon as gate gets up drag the block up and left so you just clear the corner of the rock. Then drag so the block is on the extreme right side of all the blood, you can easily jump left diagonally to get the ledge. This is quicker and I replicated it a few times to make sure, the kicking method is too slow.
It seems slower to drag but its not considering when you kick you have to switch sides a couple times and resposition. When you drag you stay on the same side the entire time. Also, when you get the block on the blood get the whole block on the blood, but you only have to drag it enoug so the right edges of the blood and block are about the same. You don't have to drag it over to the far wall or even into the middle of the blood.