My brother, Mark, is a general contractor by trade. He is in the process of building his own home, doing most of the work himself. Here is the house so far. My sister-in-law, Connie, is documenting the process on her blog, JUMPING THE TRACKS.
This is what they call the UGLY SIDE of the house. It's so high that the tallest ladder he has won't reach the top.
So, he has to climb to the top of the ladder and then use his rock climbing gear to swing out....
...and then he pulls himself the rest of the way up.
He's an expert rock climber, so I am very confident in his skills. Wouldn't you like to see this in the contractors handbook on how to hang siding!?!