Mine is a climber and a bit of an acrobat, who loves cuddles with me and treats the OH as a feeder and door opener only, often getting her out of bed in the early hours to either feed her or let her out.
I've woken up a few times to see the cat walking up and down her, patting her head, nose to nose purring at 100 decibels, pulling herself around the carpet on her side, or when all else fails, she sinks a few claws into the OH's head
She never wakes me up
Enjoys belly rubs when she is asleep and is such a deep sleeper I can pick her up and take her to bed and she will not wake up.
Well get your crampons on and rescue the beast, though you do realise that once you have climbed up to the cat it will probably jump over you and make its way safely and very easily down the tree. You on the other hand got such a fright, fall off the tree and will be recovering from your injuries in your local hospital.