Type: Boulder, 35 ft
FA: Dale Bard
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Shared By: Gaar on Feb 6, 2009
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Some say it is harder the HPD some say it is easier. I think it is easier.

Same start as HPD but go straight up. Long lock-off to good crimp, followed by pinches and a blind push to a decent sloper.




Even though High Plains Drifter gets the most attention, I believe this problem the better line. It's direct, therefor less contrived, and has moves that are classic Buttermilk. Reachy and very dependent on conditions. Mar 4, 2009
Tim Steele
Bishop, CA.
Tim Steele   Bishop, CA.
FA: another Dale Bard old school classic. Mar 4, 2009
tcamillieri   Denver
THE standard for V6. Sherman thought Change of Heart was High Plains Drifter in his Hueco Guide book that established the V-scale. Nov 30, 2009
Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
Andy Liu   Eastern Sierra
Colin R
Ottawa, ON
Colin R   Ottawa, ON
tcam is correct - the old Bishop guidebook even had this one mixed up with High Plains Drifter hence the confusion. High Plains has always been the standard for V7 in the area and Change of Heart V6. Apr 5, 2013
Where's Walden  
This is an incredible line that defines Buttermilk style. I think Change of Heart to be on par with the most classic V6's in the Buttermilks in quality and difficulty. Mar 6, 2015