After all that to do over getting on the roof, I finally did manage it.
Felt like I had just scaled the damned Andes but at least I didn't fall off
or grab the electrical feed lines.
It was pretty easy in retrospect, I got an 8 foot step ladder, positioned it
so that I was climbing away from the roof, then when I got to the right
height I simply sat down on the roof and scooted my big ass up to a safe
turnaround spot and walked the rest.
I have terminal wet ass now, but at least the gutters are clean(er).