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Portable Rope Ladder
Portable Rope Ladder
A portable ladder that can be used to climb up or down. Place onto structures or terrain at waist height or lower.
Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/Structures/PortableRopeLadder/PrimalItemStructure_PortableLadder.PrimalItemStructure_PortableLadder'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
7 EP
Crafting XP
1.992 XP
Crafting time
Crafted in
140 × Thatch Thatch
180 × Fiber Fiber

The Portable Rope Ladder is a tool in the Aberration DLC and can be used to climb to higher areas. It is similar to the Rope Ladder Rope Ladder, however, it is placed and used in a different way.

Unlike Wooden Ladder Wooden Ladders or Rope Ladder Rope Ladders, Portable Rope Ladders are not placed in chunks which can be connected. Instead, once placed, they extend downward until they reach a surface or a length limit. Also unlike standard ladders, the Portable Rope Ladder must be placed below waist height.


Place onto structures or terrain at waist height or lower. Once placed you will not be able to interact with the ladder until it has finished extending towards the ground. If you are placing the ladder at a great height this may take several seconds.

Once the ladder has extended you will be able to climb up and down and demolish like normal ladders but will have the following extra options upon holding E, Y, or Triangle:

  • Retract Ladder: This can only be done from the top of the ladder and will roll the ladder up so that it will not be usable (Similar to the Rope Ladder Rope Ladder)
  • Enable Public Retraction: Allow others to retract the ladder.
  • Pickup Portable Rope Ladder: This will return the ladder to your inventory so that you can place it again. Can be done from the top or bottom of the ladder.


  • The portability of these ladders makes them a good item to bring when exploring or climbing with the Climbing Pick Climbing Picks.
  • At a mere 100 health points, they are very fragile. Consider retracting them when not in use if in an area where they may be struck by wild dinos.

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