Cats are known for climbing everything from furniture to trees, but that’s just kitten’s play for a cat named Lalah.
Lalah lives at a rock climbing gym called Boulbaka 2 in Japan. She was found as a stray kitten outside the gym, and the owner decided she’d make a good employee. Lalah has enthusiastically embraced her role, enhancing customers’ experience as they try to climb their way to the top of the walls.
Lalah has also taken advantage of the gym’s facilities, climbing ropes and finding her way to lots of hard-to-reach places.
She’s become quite a climber, so it was only a matter of time before she took interest in the wall itself.
Lalah started to watch the human climbers ascend, and she tried the wall a few times for herself.
Finally, she summoned all her kitty courage and climbed all the way to the top!
In an interview with The Dodo, the gym’s owner said that after the holds on the wall were rearranged, Lalah lost interest in rock climbing, returning to her previous interests of climbing the gym rope and watching the human climbers clamber up to the top. Who knows, though? Maybe she’ll make that fateful climb again one day.