The group stands in a parallel line while holding a 1.5-inch dowel as a rung between each pair. The “rungs” are held firmly and level at waist height.
The participant must climb over the rungs, touching each one. The first and last ones should be low. The rungs can change height when not being touched.
The group sets a goal to travel from one destination to another by moving the ladder one rung at a time as the climber passes the bottom rung. Once the “climber” has moved completely off of the first rung, the pair holding the dowel rungs to the opposite side of the line and sets up again and “extends” the ladder.
The group can rotate climber and holders as desired or needed.
A real ladder can also be used with special populations.