I waited abot 3 weeks to climb this route because of weather. We had so much rain that there was actually water running through the weekness in the over hangs. I pealed out at teh crux a few weeks earlier and came back for the red point. The slab climbing is fun, but the real fun starts as soon as you pull the first hang. I feel that the crux stars when you commit to making the 8 foot traverse. All the hangs are very well protected however I did not place too much gear because i didnt have the strenght to stop and place gear i just went for it.