A dream featuring a ladder represents your focus on your aspirations or prosperity, you are aiming high so to speak.
If you climb up a ladder then it implies that you have achieved something or you are working hard towards a goal. It can also imply you are experiencing an increased level of awareness in some part of your life.
To climb down a ladder suggests that you aren't meeting your responsibilities or you are letting people down.
If you fall off a ladder then it suggests that you are facing difficulty or setbacks in your life.
To see or use a broken ladder implies that you are experiencing failure or worry about not succeeding in some area of your life.
If you hold a ladder for someone then it can mean that you are giving and helpful to those around you. While if someone is holding the ladder for you then it suggests you are receiving support in some aspect of your life.