Did this climb in 4 pitches with my silent partner (not including pitch 1 of the Original Route). Start is a little tricky, but the first 20' of this route (5.8 climbing to a #1 cam placement) is the most dangerous in my opinion. Pitches 1 and 2 can easily be combined if you pay attention to rope drag. Pitch 3 is runout 5.6 but there is gear if you look for it. Combine pitches 4 (crux mantel) and 5 to gear anchor on left side of tree ledge. Take it to the summit from there and belay in the bushes about 30 feet from trail.