Elders Kimball O. Pratt & myself undertook to climb the riging of the Ship. Elders Kimball & O. Pratt went up to the round top of the main mast about 50 feet & returned. I clumb over the round top & went up to the main top gallant sail about 100 feet from the upper deck which was the top of the rope ladders. I could go no higher without climing a single bear rope so I returned to the deck. I found it required some presens of mind & caution to go up & down the riging of a ship as she was waving in the air. We had a calm night.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]