At this point, given that there seems to be no break in the below freezing temperatures, I am about ready to just put a few bit of stove pipe up the flue and call it my new liner. I don't like walking around on the roof as it is, much less with snow up there. Any suggestions for how best to do this? Golf shoes? Boots with crampons? Salt the roof? None of these sound very good for the roof. Once up there, is it adequate to strap a ladder to the chimney, or do I need to make a leveling platform? I would tie off to the top of the chimney with a harness and climbing gear, but I really do not want the experience of testing it out!