i'd climbed this twice before, in December while the bottom was wet, as my first lieback, on top rope. i came back and led it, popped near the crux while placing gear and factor 2'd onto my last piece, the tree jabbing me in the ribs. my first lead fall! after that i finished the climb a little more cautiously =)
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe