I do not need you to climb up the ladder to save me from my isolated tower. However, steadying the ladder during my downward descent would be most helpful.
Of course, meeting me halfway up the ladder could also work. I just do not want to have to rely on you to save me from some big bad scary dragon, errant nobleman with dubious intentions, and/or my own lack of self-worth.
I have relied on a Prince before to my detriment, I might add. Now, I am making the conscious decision to keep my reliance on them down to a bare minimum.