Linked it up with Royal Arches and then hiked out to Porcupine Flat. Badass slab that gets seemingly easier as you get towards the top; the 5.10 second pitch seems alot harder than the 5.10 8th pitch. Some bolts are runout but not anything like Tuolumne chit brick festivals.
I took a couple of rides on the second pitch, one slide and one downhill pendulum-sprint (stayed on my feet for that one), having linked the first and second made for plenty of rope stretch to add to the significant distance-from-the-last-bolt on each one . . . wish I'd used my eyes & head, taken my time etc. Still, hopped back on, finished that pitch and pulled off my next two easier-but-more-runout-with-scarier-fall-potential pitches with no probs. Next time I'll wear tighter shoes & use my head.
Funny how i stared at the topo on every pitch except the 7th, yeah the one with old bolts leading to nowhere out right. after two 30 ft runouts and finding no anchors, I downclimbed part way then bailed. Tunnel vision up there is no good. So close to the summit we ended up bailing after a couple other mishaps during the approach and climb. Best slab climb ever, I will be back to finish someday. If its 10a, maybe on hte second pitch, but once you get into a rythem everything just feels the same. SOme of that rock is really slippery.
Nice route, kind of a shitty approach, envolving B4 bushwakking. The route is fantactic. Quique, on the party behind us, took some pretty scary wippers. The views of the Half Dome are just incredible. Same move all the route, don't fall and you will be ok.