Step #2: swing your legs around, try to climb up the branch, or just hang for a bit.
After my heart stops racing, he really is monkey-like. He has fallen one time and landed pretty good on his back shoulder blade...but like any thing else, he got up and tried it again after some prodding from me. The fall did scare him and slow him down for about 2 minutes, but that was short lived. Every now and then he will yell, "Help! Help!" We have tried to explain to him about the boy who cried wolf. Of course he thinks its fun, but we have convinced him that Mama and Daddy don't!