To climb Cliffs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can either use a ladder or use stairs and slopes. Read on to learn how to get the Ladder to climb cliffs as well as how to build Stairs and Slopes for a permanent solution!
List of Contents
|1||Use the Ladder|
|2||Use Stairs and Slopes|
Both of these methods are explained during the course of the game. However, since it takes a long time to be able to build Slopes and Stairs, you will mostly be using the Ladder.
|1||Build Nook's Cranny.|
|2||Build a Bridge.|
|3||Get asked to place 3 housing kits by Tom Nook and be given the DIY Recipe for the Ladder.|
|4||Craft the Ladder.|
To reach the point in the game where you can build Nook's Cranny and build a Bridge, check our complete story guide below with detailed instructions on each task in order.
This method is for the first player on the island. For the next players, read the next section below.
Since the next players on the island won't go through the same process, the Ladder recipe will be available instead at Nook's Cranny.
There will be cliffs on islands you can go to on Mystery Island Tours. These cliffs might hold fossils and rocks that you can mine for materials, so the Ladder is a must-bring item!
To use the Ladder, you'll need to switch to the Ladder Tool after obtaining it, go up to a cliff, and press the A Button to either climb it or descend it.
The Ladder will never break, so rest assured that you won't be left stranded on top of a cliff!
After upgrading Resident Services, you'll gain access to infrastructural changes to the island such as building Bridges, Stairs and Slopes.
Stairs and Slopes provide an easy way to climb cliffs without having to pull out the Ladder every time, making them a big time-saver.
As makeshift bridges can be made with the Island Designer tool, they're a better long-term investment than Bridges.
That said, each set of Stairs and Slopes is a sizeable investment of 98,000 Bells or more. If you want to make these kind of changes to your island, be sure to start saving up early!
After placing down a construction marker, a Gyroid will be in front of the planned location to accept donations. Once the full amount has been paid, the Stairs or Slopes will be constructed.
|Beginner's Guide to Animal Crossing New Horizons||Unchangeable Features|
|Which Hemisphere Should You Choose?||Best Island Layouts|
|What Should You Choose to Bring to the Island?||Island Names|
|Best House and Tent Location||How to Cross Rivers and Waters|
|How to Get Furniture and Materials for House Kits||How to Climb Cliffs|
|What is the Bulletin Board?||How to Get Pocket Camp Items|
|How to Get Nook Points|
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