Start at right-facing flake, cross an overhang, then use only hands and feet within a foot-wide zone centered on a hairline crack. Good slabby footwork and balance practice. Locals called it a Carderock classic, thus the rating.
Not sure how the eliminates (e.g. the 1' band of holds) reconcile with the 5.9 rating. I got shut down trying to get through the overlap. There's literally nothing I could find in that 1' band within reach above the left side crimper in order to get feet over the lip. What am I missing? This thing felt super hard.