When a little girl starts to learn how to climb a tall building, she learns the rules for jumping.
In this case, a 5-year-old girl is the one who learned the ropes.
The girl jumped off the Empire State Building on June 30, 2012, to a thrill that lasted more than a half-hour.
A photographer was on hand to capture the jump, but her camera failed.
She later learned how to use her phone and a camera app to capture video of the girl as she climbed to safety.
An ABC News affiliate in Washington, D.C., reported that the girl had climbed the Empire, which sits at about 2,800 feet above sea level, without a safety net or a rope.
That’s the height of the building, but the video doesn’t show her reaching the top.
Instead, the girl’s video shows her running from one edge of the Empire to another, her feet on the floor.
When the girl gets up from the railing, she grabs a small bag and climbs up a few steps.
She then jumps back down.
There are three levels of the tower, one for pedestrians and another for those using ropes to climb.
There is a safety railing that allows people to climb the tower.
She can then use a rope to cross the street.
But this video doesn, too.
After the jump the girl runs down the street to her car, where she hands over her camera to the photographer.
Her mother, who lives in Brooklyn, New York, told the news outlet that she was shocked by the video.
“It just makes me cry because that’s her first time,” the mom said.
“I don’t understand how a child could go so high.”
A woman who saw the video posted on Facebook expressed outrage.
She said that it showed a child who is “still learning the ropes” to a grown woman who is doing everything she can to help.