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What's a headpoint?


Prior to leading the route, the climber rehearses the movement on top rope and finds any possible gear placements. The subsequent redpoint attempt is then called a headpoint, with the important distinction that a fall could put the climber in the hospital.

Routes that are headpointed are generally R or X rated climbs. The headpoint tradition is stronger on English gritstone than anywhere else.


Web References
  1. http://www.rockclimbing.com/forum/Climbing_Information_C2/General_F23/Head_point_P138850/
  2. http://kevinthaw.kahrlconsulting.com/Misc/Headpointing.htm



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