How do you make a gate in the middle of a staircase to go off to a side access area - through a stair railing; trying to preserve the angle of the original stair railing? I live in a very steep slope environment.
Looking at the picture, I really don't see a way to make an operable gate or a way to swing the rail as to make an opening. You may be able to make a removable section, if that would work for you. Be aware it may not be safe stepping off the steps onto soil that is slopped as shown in the picture.