Dreaming of climbing a ladder indicates going to new heights or seeing your life from a new perspective. Each rung on the ladder represents a stage in the journey. Depending on where you are on the ladder indicates how far you have gone to reach your goals and how much farther you still have to go. Being at the top of a ladder could indicate reaching your goal. In business, the symbol of a ladder could represent climbing to the top and working to get ahead/succeed at the workplace or in a business venture. A ladder could also indicate spirituality and spiritual awareness. Look at the context of the ladder in the dream and what your feelings are about it for more clues into its meaning. If you are climbing down the ladder, it could represent a descent or a failure in some area of your life.