Instructions on how to climb a staircase
7 Steps

No one will have failed to observe that frequently the floor bends in such a way that one part rises at a right angle to the plane formed by the floor and then the following section arranges itself parallel to the flatness, so as to provide a step to a new perpendicular, a process which is repeated in a spiral or in a broken line to highly variable elevations.

Ducking down and placing the left hand on one of the vertical parts and right hand upon the the corresponding horizontal, one is in momentary possession of a step or stair.

Each one of these steps, formed as we have seen by two elements, is situated somewhat higher and further than the one prior, a principle which gives the idea of a staircase, while whatever other combination, producing perhaps more beautiful or picturesque shapes, would surely be incapable of translating one from the ground floor to the first floor.
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## Step 1: Parts

You
and a
set of stairs
arranged together
to make a staircase.

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instructamaker says: Mar 29, 2013. 2:00 PM
Hilarious
craftpro says: Feb 17, 2013. 8:41 AM
Wow! Now I can finally leave my bedroom and get something to eat. Oops! How do I get down now!!!!!!!!!! I can't get a grasp on how you place your foot while going down!!!!!!! Plz tell us how to go down plz!!!! Otherwise I'm up here forever!!!
rastita says: Dec 30, 2010. 6:14 AM
Please... Read to Cortazar. Is an Argentinian writer, who wrote this original Instructable....
apo1l0 says: Nov 21, 2009. 5:19 PM
Sweet, now I can up and out of my basement bedroom.  I thought that I was stuck down here for the rest of time.  Thank you so much for the instructable......  Now to go and practice this new skill. :D
todayandalways says: Jun 22, 2010. 10:39 PM
AHAHAHAHAHAHHAH
Oyarsa says: Nov 23, 2009. 2:34 PM
Ok, so I followed your instructions carefully, and I finally go to see what the 2nd story of my house looks like! (I didn't know I had a kid) But when I got there, I forgot the tap to fix it in place and the stairs migrated south for the winter. Urgent help needed!!!! What do I do, because it's like a 15 foot drop onto cement from up here?

P.S. My kid keeps saying he has something called a "Cell Phone," whatever that is. What is this and could it help us get off of here? Please make an instructable on how to use this strange device.
Poogle says: May 11, 2010. 1:40 PM
hee hee hee
999592 says: Nov 25, 2009. 2:40 PM
i love you people
muffinhead says: Jan 10, 2010. 7:08 PM
What do you mean by "you people?" >:(
999592 says: Jan 22, 2010. 8:30 PM
what do you mean, "what do you mean you people?"
wenpherd says: Mar 4, 2010. 2:29 PM
What do mean," what do you mean, 'what do you mean you people?' "
AlfredoSG says: Mar 30, 2010. 7:41 PM
I think she meant: "what do you mean you people you people mean you?"
muffinhead says: Mar 30, 2010. 8:19 PM
No. You just killed it.
AlfredoSG says: Mar 31, 2010. 6:39 PM
I apologize. Sincerely.
muffinhead says: Mar 31, 2010. 7:27 PM
Pinky promise? D:
loppy96 says: Mar 30, 2010. 7:58 PM
Riveting absolutely riveting
ArtStockton says: Mar 4, 2010. 2:13 PM
This belongs in the Hitchhikers guide.
theexternaldisk says: Feb 26, 2010. 5:14 AM
Finally,  I know why I always fall of the stairs! So there is a difference between 'the foot' and 'foot'. I'm going to try this instructable right now!
spydercanopus says: Jan 4, 2010. 11:22 AM
Whoa whoa, you skipped a step
il_pipe says: Jan 4, 2010. 6:04 AM
Amazing!
siedpe13 says: Jan 3, 2010. 1:00 AM
i would love to see more guides like this one, preferably one for beginners like myself. i personally dont have the time, and its even possible to consider that i just not might have the skill to climb stairs, but maybe if you could do an instructable for advanced-crawling or walking i would apprecieate it quite a bit.

thanks
ItsTheHobbs says: Dec 9, 2009. 5:50 PM
I have successfully mastered these stair climbing, but I can not quite figure out these "escalator" things. Help please?
jzrodriguez says: Dec 1, 2009. 2:05 AM
Sorry.... but.....  is this a translation of Julio Cortázar's short tale?

This is the original, in Spanish:

http://www.literatura.org/Cortazar/Instrucciones.html

absurdables (author) says: Dec 6, 2009. 1:22 PM
yup! it is :) glad you also like Cortazar. We have set this clear before on the comments...
jzrodriguez says: Dec 7, 2009. 11:21 AM
ups, sorry, I didn't read it.
sodiumcanine says: Nov 27, 2009. 5:59 PM

Climbing up stairs may be instinctive through life, Until
and knee injury {or other )makes it difficult. I found humor
in this one! Made my knee feel better.

Thanks and,
Cheers upsurdables!
Llewner says: Nov 20, 2009. 1:46 PM
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999592 says: Nov 25, 2009. 2:43 PM
optional...whatever you feel most comfortable in
the_burrito_master says: Nov 20, 2009. 2:33 PM
ummmm I could  do this on my 1 1/2 birthday?
999592 says: Nov 25, 2009. 2:37 PM
ummmmmm... this was made for lulz.....not  really for informative purposes
harley_rly says: Nov 21, 2009. 5:38 PM
people these days...thats a statement not a question lol
VagsmaCutter says: Nov 22, 2009. 5:34 AM
Actually, I'm thinking that the statement was a question. And, "Why?" You might ask. Do you remember when you were 1 1/2? I don't remember if I could do that when I was 1 1/2. Heck, I just realized that, not only do I not remember my 1 1/2 birthday, I don't remember ANY of my 1/2 birthdays. So, instead of correcting potential grammatical errs, we should help a brotha (or sistah) out and tell them, "No, you couldn't do this on your 1 1/2 birthday. But you could fill up a diaper like nobody's business." After all, this is a community, and stuff.
the_burrito_master says: Nov 22, 2009. 2:08 PM
We had a video camera back then XD, fail! one time I pushed the gate down the stairs and road it down the entire flight.
madhops0620 says: Nov 23, 2009. 1:05 PM
Just because you saw yourself doing it in a video doesn't mean you remember it.
the_burrito_master says: Nov 24, 2009. 4:20 PM
did i ever say I remembered!! jeze!
ewfw says: Nov 24, 2009. 1:11 PM
What a wonderful past post modern age we live in.  Gives me hope for the future to know that no matter what the obstacle, there are brave individuals with the foresight and determination to not only conquer those obstacles for themselves, but then also freely share that valuable information with the world.  Bless you.  I look forward to learning more
LancePenney says: Nov 24, 2009. 8:07 AM
Great instructable but you may have forgotten that this is the 21st century and we are westerners.
Stairs are obsolete! You should have made an instructable on elevators. All new modern homes will likely have an elevator... or even a large ramp that you can drive your car up?
Orro says: Nov 23, 2009. 10:04 PM
lol
shabaki says: Nov 23, 2009. 7:52 PM

Ok so ive mastered the "stair" concept but now i still cant wrap my mind around  the " ramp " idea

knektek says: Nov 23, 2009. 8:54 AM
hmmmm......     after this i think that i can finally climb the stairs
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