The jacob's rope ladder measures 29"L x 21"W. It features four wooden steps held together by a thick fisherman's rope. It is not recommended that it be climbed on. It was made more for decorative purposes than functional purposes. It will add a definite nautical touch to wherever it is placed and is a must have for those who appreciate high quality nautical decor. It makes a great gift, impressive decoration and will be admired by those who love the sea."