Retracting Steps are hazards in the levels Slippery Climb and Stormy Ascent (cut level) in the game Crash Bandicoot. They are usually easy to overcome, if timed right. They open into stairs but after a few seconds they will close to make a flat diagonal surface. If the player jumps on the closed state of the retracting steps the player will fall and lose a life. There are lots of pairs of retracting steps in Slippery Climb and Stormy Ascent. There are only 2 or 4 steps in each pair of retracting steps.