It is said that they leaned a ladder against the precipice, dug and drilled the rock wall, carried up materials, assembled a pulley block, then pulled up bags of building materials and daily bread.
All the abbeys still equipped with a kind of pulley block you are seeing in the picture beside. Until 60 years back, not only goods but also monks themselves were pulled up and down along precipice. A man with acrophobia cannot be a monk here ? !
No trousers please!
If you are a woman , go there with a long skirt. A woman with trousers or culottes is not allowed to enter those abbeys. In such case, you'll be requested to come again with proper dress or change with a rental skirt. Therefore, you don't need to worry much.
Also men with short trousers are not allowed but still can wear the skirts.