Lovely day on Ophir route, shade in the early am, and pleasant sun especially at that altitude later on.
We free soloed the first pitch (rated as 5.2 by Mountain Project), and combined the later pitches into 3 with 70 meter rope. The crux is the first pitch, although the last few meters in OW offer some interesting and challenging moves too (at least challenging for me).
Descent: We rapped the route straight down, 4 single rope rappels with 70 m, and the last rappel (=Rappel #5) does require 2 ropes (we carried a light weight 60 m in our backpack).
With Scott from CO before the Blue Grass Festival. Much better than the day before on the Good Book in Telluride. This Ryholite is much better rock. I would wire this route in 3 pitches if I did it again. Free solo up easy ground to the first slung rap. Combine the rest of the first two pitches which run up that small box in the middle of the two corners to the top of this section of the corner. My partner led the first pitch off route, so on descent I led these two pitches together to see the supposed crux move and it went with little to no rope drag. Then a short pitch between the top of this corner section up to a fixed rap. then a 200' pitch up the corner, with a bit of off width at the end if you take the corner instead of the face, which looked to be much more fun, so is what I did. We rapped the route. Double rope fixed rap, single rope fixed rap, double rope slung rap, single rope slung rap.