/ NEWS: Ascents in Arkansas by Woods, Robinson & Webb
The goal of the trip was to try and repeat Chris Sharma's ~12m roof boulder Witness the fitness, ~8C. The problem, which...
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Not sure about people re-naming a problem after a hold breaks.
Great vid of Sharma!
bit more info about witness at http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/witness-the-fitness/
> Not sure about people re-naming a problem after a hold breaks.
Erm, I can't see where it says that.
Then, Paul made the first ascent of The new wood grain grippin' after a significant break at the crux. Now, the problem, which used to be ~8B+ is... still ~8B+, but hard for the grade.
Where does that say the name changed? He made the first ascent of the problem after a hold had broken. The "first post-holdbreak ascent" if you will. It's still got the same name, it's just now got a revised estimate of its grade...
'Wood grain grippin' was originally 8B+ and remains so (just a bit more nails than it used to be) and 'Witness the fitness' was and still is 8C but with very different beta.
Maybe I'm being pedantic.
I think it would be better to call it the first repeat of Wood Grain Grippin' since a hold broke, rather than a first ascent of The New Wood Grain Grippin'.
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