Originally Posted by glidedrxlr22
Of the three possible paths, you chose the two wrong ones(for now). I did the same and got my a$$ handed to me. You need to up the side of the hill/mountain with the staircase on it. If you look past the body that rewards you with humanity....head that way.
Go to 4:50 of this video:
I did as you said and it was much more manageable. I left off at the bonfie i found up there. theres this black knight that ive been trying to fight with but it seems im not on his level yet.
Im currently playing more arkham city. its amazing how much of a badass you feel as batman but when i pop in dark souls... the humbleness begins.