I've been replaying FF7 since it was re-released for PC this summer.
I've gotten to the part near the end of the game where the characters enter the Northen Crater to face Sephiroth. I only went in to get the final items/materia and train up before going back out to face the Weapons and get Clouds limit, etc...
However, it seems I've hit a glitch. I placed my save crystal in the first room where the characters meet up to decide which path they should take. There is a pillar towards the back of the room, which is the only way out of the northern crater, but I can't climb it. No matter what I do, I cannot get Cloud to climb that pillar.
I have continued through the crater a bit more right up until the point of no return (just before entering the core to fight Jenova and Sephiroth...), when the characters meet up a second time and give you some items they found. Instead of going through to the end, I went back towards the entrance, but I still cannot climb out.
I have tried to use a save-editor to alter my party's position in the game - but since the re-release uses Cloud-Saves, it keeps removing my modified save and replacing it. I disconnected my internet to try and prevent this, but the game must be detecting that it's modified and deleting the save file (it's ok, I have a backup).
I don't have any saves prior to this point, so I would really appreciate it if someone would be able to suggest a work around for this issue... I'm not really keen on starting over!