Literal Ascension mod adds intuitive solutions for vertical mobility.
Stepladders. Place a Stepladder and climb it to clear a vertical obstacle or to get something out of reach, then instantly pick up your Stepladder with a right click.
Climbing Rope. Feed your Climbing Rope from above to safely descend anywhere.
Carving Tools. Make your environment climbable by carving notches and chutes in stone and wood with a Carving Tool.
For Minecraft 1.10.2
For Minecraft 1.11.0