if you are putting gutter guards that are like a screen, hopefully, you don't have trees close by. I did that once. The little fuzzies from a sycamore tree got on top of the screens, got wet and pulled the gutters loose. Got rid of them. I put the ladder on the deck, climb on the roof a couple times a year, clean out all the crap and hose out what I can't pick up. Wife thinks because I'm almost 70 I'm old and decrepit. My grandfather used to climb up our silo, scoot around the edge (6 inch thick concrete, 40 feet up) and secure the piping for filling the silo. He was in his 60s. BTW, retired iron worker.
Life is like water-skiing; if you slow down, you go down.