Integrity. 5.14b. New River Gorge. Doug Reed. - Complete stab in the dark.
PITG is a 32, 5.14a, is correct. It was downgraded to 31 or 5.13d for a little while, before consolidating back up to 32. According to Andy Pollit, Wolfgang only Yo-yo'd it. That's why he was working for the RP ascent. Andy went as far as saying that Wolfgang only lowered to the rest point below the bird bath move, and not back to the ground, when I interviewed him, but I cannot recall whether or not I included that in the final edit. Jerry Moffat flew in and got the first redpoint ascent - which he managed to do in just a couple of days of work.
Interesting. Did Andy witness this? I find it fascinating when these little details come up. You often hear old guys (in any endeavor, not just climbing) complain that the new generation is cheating, taking short cuts or otherwise corrupting the purity of the activity. In the case of free climbing, the more history I learn, the more I become convinced that (stylistic) standards have generally improved over time. Our standard of what constitutes a free ascent has pretty much never been higher (possible exception for stick clipping).
Andy witnessed him working it plenty of times, but I don't believe he witnessed the successful send. I wouldn't take the information to be completely reliable. I believe it was definitely a Yo-Yo send however, and the rope was not pulled.
I agree with your comment about the old guard and the improvement of style over time. I think that prior to cheap and inexcusably accessible film production, it was easier to get away with making false claims about the send and/or it's style. I met the editor once of one of our Aussie climbing magazines, and ran a comment past him that an older climber had made about an FA he had done. The editor of said magazine basically said "you can't trust any of these old guys, they're all full of shit".
That's it! Alan Watts went up there after climbing The Renegade/The Stigma to try a "next level" project, but ended up doing it in an afternoon and called it 12c. It's now considered 13a though.
Based on Smoot's account, Watts was genuinely confused why local strongmen thought it was so hard and had been such a long-standing project.
After you've done the East Face, every other crack seems pretty basic by comparison. Alan was so far ahead of everyone else (in the US) at that point, it wasn't really fair. Too bad nobody really appreciated it at the time.