It was worth top roping, but would never consider it on lead without a pocket full of big bros. As already stated, worth restating, with all the other good climbing around I'd not risk injury leading this as a 5.5 climber. There's an easy walkoff and tree for a top rope. be smart.
By RM11 Jul 20, 2011 rating: 5.54b13IV+11MS 4a PG13
We did it on top rope on July 4th. The boys got to the top and seemed to have fun with it - I did well on the bottom part and made it higher than I thought I would (being just my second outdoor climb) but got stuck a few feet from top. Definitely looking forward to get back and get to the top! :)
Led this one on our way out from some of the bigger stuff. Not as much fun as I had hoped, and pretty terrifying at some points. I used a couple of really small cams to protect and wished that I had a huge bomber cam to place the whole way up. Interestingly, after I led it three of my buddies did it on top rope and all four of us managed to do it four different ways. Some opted for lay-back, some face climbing, and some jamming. It was really neat to see the variation in technique on just 25 feet of rock.
By Simon Thompson From: New Paltz, NY Oct 30, 2012 rating: 5.54b13IV+11MS 4a PG13
This climb could be very dangerous if you're not comfortable climbing above the grade and maybe have some previous off-width experience. I have seen people do the crux a handful of different ways. The crux is well-protected if you get a little creative, however the climbing down lower is more run-out.
Just lead this sucker yesterday, but I did it on top rope last year. Since this is one of my first leads I'd say do not go on this if you're a beginner and need a little more confidence to get through the crux. It's a lot tougher than the grading would indicate. Though the good thing is there is plenty of different ways to get through the climb. Just be sure to have a full rack as there are plenty of ways of protecting the climb.