We also did the same mistake...there some very tempting pins in the slab on the left side of the corner. Stay in the crack-corner instead, hard moves but easy to protect. The climb is superb and the traverse under the roof was really good. Dave and I though to be in pumpkin route, so we found it difficult for the grade (how could we miss the pumpkin?)! Too bad for the loose scramble approach to the technical pitches... a retreat from the route would be problematic.
Happy we did this route instead of the Pumpkin!