Climbed in the 1990's via the route in Steve Allen's book (which is similar to the route described here). No ropes were used on the descent or ascent, though we did take one for a handline/packs in case we needed it.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)