The starting jug, partially seen in the bottom left of this photo, was recently altered. I watched the party send a toaster sized boulder shooting down the hill. The climber had cammed his foot above the jug and torqued the jug off the wall when he took a fall. I can't imagine that force going directly to his leg. Fortunately no one was hurt.
yep. that was me, however i don't think you can see the jug start proper. Thank god the rock split... and there was no one on the slabs below. The starting hold is still insanely huge, however i'm unsure as to if you actually start there (since it says "start left" and we started right below, even maybe a tad closer).
This route kicked my ass big time. First, i started below the bolt instead of on the left side. Holds are still quite good but your then in a very bad position to clip the roof. Also, be very cautious about lowering from the fixed anchors gear. I chose to lower down from a carabiner i left on the last bolt instead. The anchors just looked way to damaged and unstable for my taste.