DP and I used to think this was easier than the neighboring route (Still Smokin'), grading it the dubious 5.8+. SS is 5.9 on a pretty big set of opinions. I checked notes and DP and I were about the only ones who said ML was 5.8+, with CB saying 5.8+/5.9, JS saying 5.9. Probably due for an upgrade.
In fact, this was a good spot to sit belay from the top while my wife seconded to retrieve gear and lower off while I pulled the rope from above to use while setting a top rope over a potential route development site down the crag.
I felt that this one was a tad harder than Still Smokin' to the right.