I know this is always a tough question, but just looking for any insight. We are working on a bathroom reno in our basement and it happens to be where an old set of stairs came down to the basement. We can only see three sides of the old stair opening. The joists and one header, that we can, are doubled up. There is blocking bridging the 32" old opening. The current closet wall runs perpendicular to this blocking, but we will be moving the wall to the other side of the double joists. Therefore, the blocking won't be running over the wall any longer.
The question is, would moving the wall be of any concern since I would think those blocking aren't supposed to carry weight? Above this area is a coat closet and kitchen pantry as well. If any other info would help, please let me know!
The black lines are the double joists.