The Iron Fence is a new type of block added to IndustrialCraft 2. It can serve as a normal fence, but its primary function is to replace the function of ladders. Iron Fences can be stacked on top of one another, and if a player approaches the resulting pole while holding the Crouch button, he will quickly slide down the pole, much faster than down a ladder, but still not fast enough to receive fall damage upon touching the ground.
Furthermore, if powered by a Magnetizer, the Iron Fence can serve as a type of elevator, quickly propelling upwards any players with metal shoes equipped who approach it, up to 20 tiles away from a Magnetizer.
The Iron Fence can also be used with a GregTech Lightning Rod.