Doctor Dolittle | E10 Trad climb at Curbar Edge

Contributors: remus


1 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
John Arran Lead | worked 2001
First ascent.

The H[9 grade] was an attempt to grade the difficulty of the headpoint experience rather than guessing at what an onsight would feel like. Aid-climbers don't guess at free grades so why should headpointers guess at onsight grades? The gear and moves of Dr. Dolittle (note one 'o') are so unobvious that a true onsight would be much harder than for other comparably-physical and comparably protectable routes. [1]

[1] Westlake, D. (2010). Froggatt to Black Rocks.