Climber Beastie Gets a Little Bo(U)lder!

Climber Beastie Rocks! J Donaldson/CrawCrafts Beasties
Climber Beastie is at it again! Last week I was sent a few pictures of his rock-based fun and games in France over Easter. He was really looking forward to tackling these big boulders at Fontainebleau (a paradise for climbers just 60km outside Paris) and even the slightly soggy weather that day wasn’t going to slow him down!

Ready, set… CLIMB!
Climber Beastie in Fontainebleau - J Donaldson/CrawCrafts Beasties
…Nearly there!
Climber Beastie goes Bouldering - J Donaldson/CrawCrafts Beasties
However, scaling these dizzying heights was just training for something far more extreme…
Climber Beastie's Next Challenge - J Donaldson/CrawCrafts Beasties
…Playtime with Amelie the kitten!
Climber Beastie with his new friend Amelie - J Donaldson/CrawCrafts Beasties

Who knows where Climber Beastie’s thrillseeking will take him next?

Has anyone else any similiarly exciting weekend plans? Share your dangerous exploits in the comments… Happy Friday, everyone!

Climbing Les Calanques – A Monster Guide

Climber Beastie at Les Calanques

Well, this is where we left Climber Beastie last time… talk about a cliffhanger ending! (HA!)

Still, despite his diminutive size, our hero was undaunted by the prospect of scaling these gigantic looming rock faces. He even took time out to make friends with some of the local wildlife before he got started…

For any readers viewing this on a teeny mobile screen, that’s a big conga line of caterpillars! Climber Beastie was momentarily tempted to join them, but then he caught a glimpse of the view…
Les Calanques - J Donaldson/CrawCrafts BeastiesClimber Beastie at Les Calanques - J Donaldson/CrawCrafts Beasties…And he was off like a shot!
Climber Beastie Gets Going - J Donaldson/CrawCrafts Beasties
It wasn’t all hard graft – there were plenty of opportunities along the way to take a break and enjoy the scenery…
Climber Beastie Admires the View - J Donaldson/CrawCrafts Beasties
…And it was easy for him to hitch a lift here and there too!Climber Beastie lets someone else do the work!
But I’m mostly impressed by his incredible head for heights!
Wooooah, that's high up! Climber Beastie, J Donaldson/CrawCrafts BeastiesNearly there, Climber Beastie! J Donaldson/CrawCrafts BeastiesSo, the all-important question… did he make it to the top?
Climber Beastie Conquers Les Calanques! J Donaldson/CrawCrafts Beasties
Of course he did! And he even managed to get back down again before it got fully dark… Just about! Don’t try this one at home, kids…
Climber Beastie heads for home - J Donaldson/CrawCrafts Beasties
And after that action-packed day, I’m sure you can all understand why Climber Beastie chose to spend the following morning relaxing on the beach!
Climber Beastie on the Shore - J Donaldson/CrawCrafts Beasties
Hopefully we’ll have more tales of adventure from Climber Beastie soon! I don’t know about you, but I could definitely stand to see some more photos of sunnier climes…


Beasties Go Up In The World!

Climber Beastie by CrawCrafts Beasties

A few weeks ago, I got a message from a fellow Beastie enthusiast asking if Explorer Beastie would like to join him for a few days of rock-climbing fun in Les Calanques in the south of France. I thought Explorer Beastie would jump at the chance, but it seems he has somewhat lost his head for heights since his trip to Lanzarote last year…
Tumble in the Lava - Oooops.

The opportunity was too good to pass up, so it was lucky that Climber Beastie showed up! In fairness, he is much better prepared for the challenges of scaling vertical rock faces. He arrived wearing a cosy fleece top…
Climber Beastie Outfit by CrawCrafts Beasties
…and kitted out with a Beastie-sized climbing harness, complete with carabiner…
Climber Beastie Harness and Carabiner by CrawCrafts Beasties
…And a climbing axe!
Climber Beastie's Climbing Axe - CrawCrafts Beasties
He’s also got a nice roomy backpack to keep all his gear in!
Climber Beastie's Backpack - CrawCrafts Beasties
Once he’d checked all his equipment, it was time for him to set off on the first leg of his journey…
Climber Beastie sets off! (CrawCrafts Beasties)
…Although he did soon find a more comfortable way to travel.
Climber Beastie travelling in style! (CrawCrafts Beasties)
And having successfully made it to his destination, he’s ready to start scrambling up some cliffs! It looks like he’s got his work cut out for him…
Climber Beastie at Les Calanques
Will he make it to the top? You’ll have to wait until the next post to find out!