The Top fell out a couple years back and after having some very large (80') pines professionally felled, and a couple of pro-level chainsaws worth of cleanup after; I think I'm ready to fell what's left of the old dead, limbless pine out back before it takes out my prized, hand-built shed... It's not "exactly" a leaner, but it's got a little curve to it, so I'd feel more comfortable pulling it with a guide rope. Problem is, it's dead. Bark falling off. No limbs to speak of. About 50-60' tall, maybe 20-22"DBH, with only a couple stubs of limbs left. I don't want to rope it that high up anyway for fear I'll just pull the top down. It looks bad enough at the base that I'm reluctant to lean my 28' extension ladder against it. I've got a throw line with bag, and I bought a 1029lb working load rated 1/2" rope and a 650lb rated pulley block, and just plan on having a friend pull enough to keep tension on it. So how do I get a rope up in the tree high enough to gain some leverage.