So I got into a safety harness and rode up almost within reach of the router, when the cherry picker reached its maximum height. The operator brought it back down, put a shipping box onto it, had me climb up onto that and sit on my knees, and up we went.
It was more exciting/fun than scary/don't-want-to-break-more-bones. It's nice to know a little fall off a ladder hasn't made me less adventurous vertically.
Oh, I talked to tech support for the router, had them poke at it remotely, went up *again*, and finally determined they need to come poke at it personally.
My boss let me know that he wants to be informed before I go off and do something like that on my own again...