after turning off of the Mazourkas Canyon Road, the road that passes through the aforementioned gate is quite steep in a couple of places. The crux of the road is just past the gate.
I found this route to be very easy. No harder than 5.3
Were you there with Todd Gordon's party this past weekend?
This is what Todd wrote on Supertopo about the route: "Approach is 3.5 miles...all uphill.....first 1.5 on a steep mining road, ...next 2.0 is crosscountry with up and down gullys and ravines, and boulder scrambling/hopping....approach time over 3 hours with over 3000' elevation gain. Climbing is 5.5 with 2 bolts, a small wire stopper, and the formation is about 80' high.....alot of strenous hiking for a wee climb with great panaramic views.....
There was a register there.....it gets climbed maybe 10 times a year......."
So the route is either 5.3,5.4 or 5.5, depending on who does the talking. In my book, it is about 5.5