Or it could very well be the ladder of death, if you fall off.
Here is a picture of my feet on said ladder, and as you can see the drop is many thousands of feet below:
This is along the world-famous Hindelanger Klettersteig, a mountain route through the Alps of Southern Germany, where you don’t even want to think about coming unless you have the right equipment and know how to use it. Interestingly, this was my first such expedition, so I didn’t have the right equipment (I had to borrow it) and I didn’t know how to use it (but I learn fast).
And where you can get some very impressive views if the weather is nice: