How To Make A Ladder In Minecraft (Quick & Easy)

Learn how to make a ladder in Minecraft step-by-step with our how-to video and detailed instructions.

Minecraft ladders can be used to climb vertically and horizontally. They can also be used to lessen the impact if you find yourself free-falling.

Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC’s Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Items Needed To Make A Ladder

  • 7 sticks

Steps To Make A Minecraft Ladder

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

First, let’s open your creation menu in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

How To Make A Ladder In Minecraft

2. Add Sticks To The Menu

In the craft menu, add all 7 sticks to the grid.

You need to add each item to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the first row, place 2 dc in each end box (leave the middle box empty). For the second row, place 3 dc (1 in each box). Finally, the third row should have 2 treble crochets on each side (again, leave the middle box blank). This is the Minecraft ladder recipe.

How To Make A Ladder In Minecraft

Now that you’ve added the items to the grid as described above, you’ll notice that there are now 3 stairs in the box on the right.

3. Move The Ladders To Your Inventory

Just drag the stairs to your inventory so you can use them.

How To Make A Ladder In Minecraft

That is! You now have a ladder. You can use your Minecraft ladder to climb vertically and horizontally. And they’re useful for reducing impact when you’re in free fall.

How To Make A Ladder In Minecraft

Minecraft Ladder Command

You can also give a command to create stairs in Minecraft. The stairs command is available in the following editions:

  • Java edition
  • Pocket edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Educational Edition

To run the ladder command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher

/give @p ladder 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p ladder 1 0


1. How do you use a ladder in Minecraft?

Holding the sneak key while climbing a ladder causes the player to grab hold of the ladder and not fall off. While the player is holding on to a ladder, mining speed decreases. Any mob can climb a ladder in the same way a player does: by pushing against it.

2. How do you climb ladders in Minecraft?

Press and hold the Use Item button (right-click, by default). Keep your eye on the wall and hold the Forward key (W, by default) to climb up and down the ladder.

3. How do you build stairs in Minecraft?

In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3×3 crafting grid. To make cobblestone stairs, place 6 cobblestones in the 3×3 crafting grid. When making cobblestone stairs, it is important that the cobblestones are placed in the exact pattern as the image below.

4. Can Minecraft pigs climb ladders?

They climb ladders and can jump, so it looks like there’s no easy way to build a farm that I can get in and out of easily, and still have my pigs.

5. Can MC villagers climb ladders?

From the wiki: Villagers can climb ladders if they are in their path, like other mobs. This means if they walk into a ladder or a vine, they will climb it.

6. Can cows in Minecraft climb ladders?

Most creatures can climb ladders. Cats, ocelots, rabbits, foxes, chickens, cows, creepers, etc

7. Can iron golems climb ladders?

Iron golems can climb ladders or vines if the ladder or vine is in its path, or if pushed onto a ladder or vine.

How To Make A Ladder In Minecraft Video Tutorial

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