The route up this has more bolts now than some sources say, so the runout really isn't a problem. On MP, the grade is now 5.4. It's true that there is a 5.7 smear in one section, but it can also be made easier with big holds off to the side. I climbed it in approach shoes and used the easier way on lead, but I didn't have any trouble on solo TR after rapping to clean, though very windy conditions definitely could change that.
The last pitch is pretty much a hike with a few bolts to protect it.
Also, it's easy to scramble to the rap anchors, and a single 70 will get you down with just a little to spare.
Fun climb, did not feel like 5.7 ... Climbed with my 7 year-old son and a couple of friends. Lead all pitches. Nice free rappel.
I think much easier climbing 5.4? Scary rap, but perhaps I am getting too old :)
w/ Jamie and Heather. I rubbed and rubbed my hands across the crux slab on P2. It didn't stop raining sand granules... finally I gathered the nerve to just flat smear it, but it took a few moments to get me there. The rap was stellar in that alcove!
Another great climb w/Jamie & Aaron. A great easy (although a bit sandy in places), quick and fun climb. I would repeat it just for the fun ride at the end!
w/aaron and heather, a fun, easier 5.7 climb. sandstone was unnerving during the crux, but overall a great time! i could do that rap anyday!