# There is a Phobia of Climbing Me, and a Phobia of Staring at Me

Riddle me this:

I always head up or down, straight or in a spiral.

Jacob dreamed of Heaven via me inside the Bible.

I never head sideways, as that is a different way.

When home alone, Kevin rode down me on a sleigh.

Going up, I have a flight, but never have I wings.

Climb me for a while, and it might hurt your hamstrings.

I do have a replacement that will lift you to the higher;

Though you can never use it if there is a fault or fire.

My names differ, ending with a case or way or well.

Find out what I am, and other beliefs you may dispel.

This riddle might prove to be easy,

There is also more than one clue in the title.

This is the classic style of riddle that I usually write in, and I decided to write one more like it as to celebrate my $$20$$th riddle created on the Puzzling Stack Exchange!

This is the $$19$$th riddle I have posted, but there was a riddle I wrote as an answer (over here). I made this riddle relatively easy so people who are not very great at riddles can also enjoy.

In celebration of my $$20$$th riddle here, not only will I be accepting the correct answer, but I will also be awarding the user another bonus: $$100$$ of my reputation!

An added $$50$$ of my reputation will be credited to the user who does not give the correct answer, but is very well-fitting and might pass as an alternative.

Unfortunately, I would have to wait $$2$$ days in order to award the bounties, but that should be enough time to answer this riddle. Hints are below.

$$\LARGE\stackrel{\bullet\,\bullet}{\smile}$$

Hint:

Did I forget to mention my relative, the escalator?
And to be more specific, my replacement is __ ________.

• Lemme get this straight. You're not only happy to see incorrect, speculative answers, but are rewarding them? That's new! Jul 20, 2018 at 2:03
• @Chowzen I like to be kind, and to encourage users to contribute to this community :D Jul 20, 2018 at 4:05
• I just noticed I say the word "to" four times in that one sentence... Jul 20, 2018 at 4:12
• I have awarded the bounty to @QuantumTwinkie in my following riddle. Jul 26, 2018 at 2:59
• @QuantumTwinkie no problem. I knew I was gonna do it one day or another — you deserve it! :P Oct 2, 2018 at 0:44

Are you a

I always head up or down, straight or in a spiral.

That's what you use them for.

Jacob dreamed of Heaven via me inside the Bible.

He dreamed of angles going up and down from Heaven.

I never head sideways, as that is a different way.

That would be weird.

When home alone, Kevin rode down me on a sleigh.

Going up, I have a flight, but never have I wings.

Stairs but not a flight like a plane.

Climb me for a while, and it might hurt your hamstrings.

It could be a work out.

I do have a replacement that will lift you to the higher;

Elevator

Though you can never use it if there is a fault or fire.

It refers to the replacement. You cannot use an elevator during a fire.

My names differ, ending with a case or way or well.

Stair case, stair way, stair well.

There is a Phobia of Climbing Me, and a Phobia of Staring at Me

People may get scared and Staring-Stairs!

This riddle might prove to be easy, But to answer it, you will have to think steady.

You have to be careful on the steps?

Hints

Did I forget to mention my relative, the escalator? And to be more specific, my replacement is __ ________.

The replacement is an elevator. Which cannot be used during fire or mechanical fault.

Congrats on your 20th post, I will enjoy seeing future posts. Have fun!

• Thank you! Rot13$[$Gur ynfg yvar bs gur evqqyr whfg svavfurf vg bss va fnlvat gung vs lbh svaq bhg jung gur nafjre vf, lbh zvtug or noyr gb qvfpneq bgure cbffvovyvgvrf (hayrff gurer vf na nygreangvir nafjre, bs pbhefr — juvpu zvtug whfg or n ynqqre!). Gur oynaxf ner fhccbfrq gb or svyyrq jvgu gjb jbeqf, bar bs gurz nyernql univat orra jevggra va lbhe nafjre...$]$ :) Jul 20, 2018 at 0:51
• Can you find out the clue(s) in the title and the little poem below the riddle? Jul 20, 2018 at 0:55
• Done @user477343 Jul 20, 2018 at 2:00
• Thanks for notifying me. Sorry I could not reply earlier; I was very busy and did not have spare time, but I do now! Rot13$[$Sbe gur ynfg cneg, guvax nobhg gur fbhaqf bs gur jbeqf; sbe rknzcyr, gur jbeq "fgner" fbhaqf yvxr "fgnve" (naq gurer ner gjb fhpu cubovnf gbb, nf n znggre bs snpg). Gur fnzr vf va gur cbrz nf jryy.$]$ And last but not least, Rot13$[$Pbatenghyngvbaf ba trggvat gur pbeerpg nafjre! Rkcrpg n uhaqerq erchgngvba va n pbhcyr bs qnlf!$]$ :D Jul 20, 2018 at 4:11
• Oh, I don't need a bounty unless you really, really want to give me one. You deserve that reputation with your awesome puzzles, and I hope you keep posting them @user477343 :D Aug 17, 2018 at 1:16