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Ladders,(Series | BotW | TotK | HW)[1][2][3][4] also known as the Stepladders,(TLoZ)[1] are recurring Items and Objects in The Legend of Zelda series.[name references needed]

Location and Uses

The Legend of Zelda

The Stepladder is found in Level 4 in the First Quest and in Level 6 in the Second Quest. It is used to traverse small spans of Water, Holes, or Lava, which would otherwise block Link's progress. It is used automatically when Link needs to cross any of these obstacles.

Ocarina of Time

Majora's Mask

The Wind Waker

The Minish Cap

Ladders are found across Hyrule in The Minish Cap. They can be found inside Trees, Secret Caves, Minish-sized cracks in the Overworld, and within other cave systems throughout the land. They often lead down to rooms that contain Chests or the homes of Forest Picori.

All the Ladders in the game already exist in place with the exception of one; after Link has Fused Kinstone Pieces with all four of the Tingle Siblings?, a Ladder extends down from the center of North Hyrule Field, leading to a large Chest containing the Magical Boomerang.

Twilight Princess

Skyward Sword

Breath of the Wild

Ladders are within shrines and on the sides of some buildings. They enable Link to climb without using Stamina.

Tears of the Kingdom

Bokoblins are shown to utilize a Ladder during a mining operation in an underground cavern.

Other Appearances

BS The Legend of Zelda

Zelda's Adventure

In Zelda's Adventure, the Ladder can be found next to a tree in the Forest of Ogbam. Its only use is to bridge and cross the giant chasm near the entrance of the Shrine of Earth.

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, Ladders appear as Item Cards in Adventure Mode.

Main article: 8-bit Ladder

In the Master Quest DLC Pack for Hyrule Warriors, the 8-bit Ladder from The Legend of Zelda appears as a Weapon for Sheik. It is part of the Harp Weapon-type, and statistically-identical to the Triforce Harp.


Names in Other Regions
  • はしご (Hashigo) (TLoZ)[7]
  • ハシゴ (Hashigo) (TLoZ | OoT)[6]
  • 手すり (Tesuri) (OoT)[6]
  • Same as English.
  • Ladder
  • Handrail
The People's Republic of China
  • 梯子 (Tī zǐ) (TLoZ)[11]
  • 梯子 (Tīzi) (OoT)[10]
  • Same as English.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Ladder (TLoZ)[9]Same as English.
The French Republic
Echelle (TLoZ)[9]Same as English.
The Federal Republic of Germany
Leiter (HWDE)[8]Same as English.
The Italian Republic
Scala (TLoZ)[5]Same as English.
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 129 (Series | TLoZ)
  2. "Ladders
    Climbing ladders will not deplete your stamina. However, using X Button to jump up a ladder will.
    " — Tips and Tricks (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Ladders
    Climbing ladders will not deplete your stamina. However, using [X] to jump up a ladder will.
    " — Tips and Tricks (Tears of the Kingdom)
  4. "Ladder: Use this to move across a single space of water." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  5. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 129
  6. 6.0 6.1 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 11
  7. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 21
  8. "Leiter:
    Mit der Leiter kannst du Gewässer überqueren.
    " — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  9. 9.0 9.1 The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 22
  10. "如果"跳"字出现,你可以安全地从梯子跳下。" (If "jump" appears, you can safely jump down from the ladder.) (Ocarina of Time manual, iQue version, pg. 17)
  11. 塞尔达传说:百科全书, New Star Press, pg. 136