Lalah lives at the Boulbaka Bouldering Gym in Naha, Okinawa, Japan.
Here’s what the gym owners had to say about Lalah’s skills:
She must have been eager for climbing up to the top before she became proper size to reach to the next hold (colored rocks) while watching people climbing everyday. In the last few weeks, her growth made it possible for it. So, she did it! We never trained her. She just accomplished her desire with no help. She must be happy and proud. We are also very happy and proud of her challenge and achievement!
And don’t worry, she knows how to get down too.
[via Tastefully Offensive]
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