Definitely felt harder than 5.5 to me. Placed a #4 cam up in the head jam, backed out then laid back on the undercling and pulled around. Felt pretty technical when I threw a chicken wing to brace before the final exit of the crux..
2nd time climbing,1st time leading. Like I said befor, if your a new leader this is not an easy lead. More like a 5.7 move out and around the head jam. I got realy sketched out at all the green alge/moss on the rock form the ground to the jam. The best part of this climb is the belay ledge to sit and enjoy the view in the shade. Probably won't do this one again any time soon.