I believe that stick-to-it-ive-ness was important to ol’ Billy Bob, here.  Rather than try to salvage his score by backing down the ladder and trying the challenge front-way-’round, he persevered.

And in the same way that your average fourteen year old will try to bring in all the groceries in one trip from the car and wind up breaking the eggs, the pickle jar, and leaving most of a gallon of milk spreading on the front stoop, Billy Bob is gonna leave some things broken that were better left intact, and better left for a second run.