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Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)
Cross small spans of Water, Pits, or Lava

Ladders,(Series | HW)[1][2] also known as the Stepladders,(TLoZ)[1] are recurring Items and Objects in The Legend of Zelda series.[name reference 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, Pits, 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 Treasure 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 Treasure Chest containing the Magical Boomerang.

Twilight Princess

Skyward Sword

Breath of the Wild

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.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseはしご (Hashigo) (TLoZ)[3]
ハシゴ (Hashigo) (TLoZ)
Same as English.
Same as English.
NetherlandsDutchLadder (TLoZ)[4]Ladder
FranceFrenchEUEchelle (TLoZ)[5]Ladder
GermanyGermanLeiter (HWDE)[6]Same as English.
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 129 (Series | TLoZ)
  2. "Ladder: Use this to move across a single space of water." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  3. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 21
  4. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 22
  5. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 22
  6. "Leiter:
    Mit der Leiter kannst du Gewässer überqueren.
    " — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)