| Safety Rating
Don't be a space cadet when you lead this!
If you do it in two pitches (recommended on a windy day): 5.9 rating for the start is a joke--even for 5.10 leaders. Even *I* couldn't get my tiny fingertips in the seam at times. P2 - holy dangerous runout, Batman! I seconded this clean, but a lead fall would be serious. You are face climbing polished slab that is quite steep at times with one manky bolt to protect a loooong way at this grade. The McDowells are just telling you, "You're my bitch and don't forget it."