I took my girlfriend on this route some years ago. We were the only M/F couple in the area. The boys on both sides of us got lost, or ropes stuck. We were making good time, but got stuck behind a slow party of 2 guys. Loose rock, as in BIG loose flakes back in '89. Beautiful scenery, great exposure and a day to remember. Loose rock nearly took out my girlfriend, and another femal had died on the route only months before, so helmet might be a good idea.