Aaron James Parlier wrote:
I would like to get a few opinions on this just out of curiosity, thanks for any help on the subject! The area I climb at here in the southeast is a relatively new one but rapidly growing in popularity. A really beautiful line, one of the best in the area, was first climbed by a friend of mine in 2010 and several months later the large flake starting hold busted completely off (also removing a key foot further along in the sequence). The line was originally a V7 and it was an open project for 2 years until it was sent this past summer, 2012. It is now a hard V8 or 9. The line has changed significantly in the way that it is climbed, and it is much more difficult, but overall it is the same line. No name change or anything, just harder. Would this necessitate the line having a new "First Ascent" or not? I think the situation is interesting and polarized. This isnít a route or some prestigious mountaineering ascent, just a popular boulder problem. Some thoughts would be appreciated!