The Hobbit

Why do the dwarfs select bilbo to be the one who climbs the tree?

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"They chose him (Bilbo) because to be of any use the climber must get his head above the topmost leaves, and so he must be light enough for the highest and slenderest branches to bear him." (Ch 8)

They feel Bilbo is quite useful and brave.