On 8/08/2017 Goshen wrote:
>What about route names though? The boulder names are way better than
>the aid names... but is it right to make that call? Obviously they are
>shitty routes (if aided); but awesome boulder problems. But we wouldn't
>having this discussion if the routes were significant - whoever comes along
>and free's a route doesn't get to rename it (normally).
I think its generally ccepted that the first person to free climb a route can give it a name. Often if its been an aid route of some significance, the person who's freed it sticks with the original name but not always (Pegasus/Sheffield steel is the firt one to spring to mind since I was outthere the other day, but its not great example since the start of pegasu has yet to be freed). There was a discussion about this on chockstone at some point.