Minecraft How To

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.

Make A Minecraft Ladder Video Tutorial

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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

Steps To Make A Minecraft Ladder

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

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

Open the crafting table

2. Add Sticks To The Menu

In the crafting menu, add the 7 sticks to the grid.

You must add each item to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row place 2 sticks on each end box (leave the middlebox empty). For the 2nd row place 3 sticks (1 in each box). Lastly, the third row should contain 2 sticks on each side (again leaving the middlebox empty). This is the Minecraft ladder recipe.

Add Sticks To The Menu

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

3. Move The Ladders To Your Inventory

Simply drag the ladders down to your inventory so you can use them.

Move The Ladders To Your Inventory

That's it! You now have yourself a ladder. You can use your Minecraft ladder to climb vertically and horizontally. And they come in handy to lessen the impact if you find yourself free-falling.

How to make a ladder in Minecraft

Minecraft Ladder Command

You can also use a Give Command to make ladders in Minecraft. The ladder command is available in the following editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education 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

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