Worse route I have climbed in the desert. I am used to long alpine approaches and of course enjoy physical approaches actually, except when it involves cacti, oak scrub and holly for as far as you can see. Nasty approach places you below a dirty, sandy, crumbly OW....we combined the first two pitches and 5-6....so just 7 lead changes. The lower pitches are sustained OW chimney, the higher pitches are mostly junk except for one short chimney section at the end. The descent was longer than the approach. several raps. Long day, quite a bit longer than Epinephrine for us.