This is a high quality route with good climbing and easy route finding. I do think there are too many bolts where they're not needed. There's no need to rap the route so why have the rap anchors. There's perfectly good cracks next to many of the protection bolts as well. Other than that the climbing is fantastic.
Lots of jamming in cracks to keep your feet in pain all day long. Wish the bolted anchors weren't there. Raps down were smooth and snag-free. Finished with the 5.7 bolted variation - It was a great, airy finish to the route.
good rock quality on all pitches found nothing that I really would consider as loose or suspect Did however think the added bolts at the crux took away from the route there's good gear in the area Easy 5.9
Pleasant rock and a fun short day at Red Rocks. Don't see any 5.9 moves on it. Mostly 5.7, but fun stuff. 2nd Pitch was our favorite with a cool small chimney deal. Nothing to the "crux" pitch, should not have been bolted. The last pitch (7th), is pretty neat, not to be missed. The notch is a cool position on Rainbow Mountain. The descent off of the back end (south) and return to the base is quick and easy. Route sees no sun during the winter days. With Tom from Indy.
We did not do the last 2-3 pitches. Stopped at the top of the 5.9 crux pitch(p4 for us). I led 1st and 3rd p, which were easier and less exposed than p2 and p4. I started p1 in the off-width crack on the left(rather than the face climbing alternative on the far left) and found it to be only briefly thrutchy, but fun and well-protected, as was the rest of the pitch. Watch for loose rock at the top of this section; party ahead of us dislodged a belayer-slayer block that nearly took me out. The "open chimney" above the tree was an attention-getter and an enjoyable puzzle to solve. Pitch three was equally fun to lead, combining a little O/W technique with welcome, positive face holds. A bit runout in spots, but protectable where the hardest climbing is. The 2nd and 4th pitches were a blast to follow, more technical and slightly pumpy, plenty of stemming and jamming. Great route overall!