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Property whether a feature has a ladder. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: properties
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

This tag indicates the presence of a ladder, mapped as property of a feature. Originally it was voted for ladders on hiking trails in mountainous areas where dangerous or difficult sections are secured by technical means like steel cables, fixed ropes, ladders, or rungs, where the tag indicates the presence of a ladder, but the tag is now also used for hunting stands, giant furniture, and generally any other feature providing a ladder.

To map the ladder on its own, use highway=ladder.

How to map

See also: Safety measures on hiking trails

Use ladder=yes for parts of hiking trails with a ladder. It was suggested to use the length in meters instead of yes as a value, for example ladder=13, however it is also possible to tag this with height=* or length=*, which are more standard tags.

This tag is added to an existing highway=path. Short sections can be tagged as node node, longer sections as way way.

This was originally invented for hiking trails, but can be also used in combination with highway=via_ferrata.

Main Tag

Key Value Element Description Example
ladder yes way node The feature has a ladder Thumb

Whole Path

If you don't want to split a longer highway=path into several segments to tag their particular safety measures you can add the following tag to the whole highway=path:

Key Value Element Description
assisted_trail yes way Way segment with various safety measures

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