When I climbed up to Cutie, she was a little cautious with me at first, but she quickly learned that I was probably a good guy, and she came carefully down her sloping limb toward me. Cutie could not get a firm grip with her claws when going down the sloping limb like this with no side shoots for a foot hold, so it took some courage on her part to do it. When she reached the trunk, she could not come to a secure stop, so her momentum forced her to step onto another limb on the opposite side of the trunk from me. That left her butt facing me, and, more importantly for her, she had no safe way to turn around from that point. That was not a problem for me, because I already knew that she was very comfortable with the sight of a carrier, so I simply reached the carrier around the trunk facing her while expecting her happily to walk inside. To my surprise, however, she reacted to the carrier with shock and turned around to go back out her limb. As she turned around, she lost the footing for her back legs and was hanging by her front legs. I held my hand beneath her to prevent a fall and to help her back up, and she continued her walk back up the limb to where she started.
She was never in a position for me to grab her safely.