The traverse in from the left at the start felt a little awkward, but was not overly hard. Can be done with a #4 c4 but a #5 would be nice on the second pitch.
climbed with jeff, a very fun romp! excellent climb on a great line on one of the coolest formations in the park
Solid route. As mentioned though the beginning is a little harder than advertised with 5.7
Swapped leads with Justing on a clear autumn day. Wide crack fun :) Also did this one in November 2006.
btw Every guidebook I've ever seen rates this thing as 5.6 with a 5.8 starting variation.
Mikes Books is a good route to learn to lead trad. The first pitch is practically a solo (I don't feel it's 5.7) and the 2nd is defintely AWKWARD! You get in a real funny position on the begining of the crack, but it's a super fun climb in Hidden Valley!
Atthecrux summed it up: Awkward but Fun. Good route for rusty old me. Lovely day.
Climbed this one many of times. The second pitch is awkward but fun