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A Crawlspace is a gap in a wall that it too narrow for Lara to stand in but high enough for her to crawl into. Crawlspaces appear in the games since Tomb Raider III, where Lara first learned how to crawl. In Lara Croft: Relic Run crawlspaces turn to traps, as Lara has to slide through quickly and if her timing is off, she hits the wall.


Classic Games

In the Classic Games such a crawlspace has a certain height of 2 clicks.

  • Crawlspace on the Floor
Such a crawlspace can be found on ground level, (e.g. leading through underneath a tree root) in which case Lara can duck in front of the entrance and simply crawl in and out at the other end.
  • Crawlspace Overhead
Or such a crawlspace can be found in a wall above ground level, in which case Lara has to jump up ans hold on to the ledge or get there via a ladder. Lara can only enter such a crawlspace, if her feet are dangling and not on a ladder.

In Tomb Raider III and IV Lara has to turn around to exit an elevated crawlspace with her feet first. (One has to crawl backwards to the edge and press action to lower Lara onto the ground below, outside. In Tomb Raider Chronicles Lara has learned to exit these spaces with a roll. (One has to crawl to the edge, head first, and press Jump to exit.)

Tomb Raider III

In Tomb Raider III there is not a single level in which Lara does not have to crawl through a narrow passage.

The Last Revelation

The The Last Revelation sees Lara crawling through passages in most levels.

Tomb Raider The Angel of Darkness

In The Angel of Darkness Lara cannot only get down to her knees to crawl but also bellycrawl through very narrow spots, for example under a low laser beam.

Tomb Raider Legend, Anniversary, Underworld

While in Tomb Raider Legend Lara can not really crawl but perform a Dive Roll to get through short passages (e.g. just a single beam), in the more recent games Lara can slowly walk in crouched position and does not have to get down to her knees to pass narrow passages.

Tomb Raider Legend

Tomb Raider Anniversary

Tomb Raider Underworld

Lara Croft: Relic Run

In Lara Croft: Relic Run crawlspaces (a low opening in a wall, or a narrow gap under toppled columns or trees) become a trap. As Lara is constantly running, she has to slide through an upcoming crawlspace, or she may hit the obstacle.

Level Editor

Main article: Creating a Crawlspace

To create a crawlspace at a certain location within a room the ceiling and floor have to be brought down or up to form a gap of 2 clicks height.