I think Hang Dog climbs the face holds and more indistinct crack right of the main crack but utilizes the main crack (great wires and small cams) for gear placements. At the point where the crack meets the horizontal the climb veers a bit left and finishes up the hand crack. I you climb the crack straight on all the way it is hard 5.10 I believe.
Pulling that roof was really fun! Felt hard because of recent rain and hot humid day, but really cool movement. Only used 2 holds in the crack: one bad finger lock in the crack to stabilize (able to place one good and one marginal nut from a stance just over the roof), and one sidepull in the crack to reach up high to a rail. Then, the sweet right-handed block pinch and some easier moves to the top. Throw in a bomber .75 C4, or skip it, as these moves are rather easy (just don't fall...)
By Tradoholic Aug 15, 2011 rating: 5.106b20VII-19E2 5b
Many different ways to do this, stepping slightly right to a ledge at the base of the crack, then back left past the crack seem to give the listed 5.9+ rating. the crack directly was definitely harder but there looked to be ample pro.