Fun variation, easier than it appears from the ground. Positive holds out to the crack and then easy up to the anchor.
As you pull right to the crack, you will need a purple or green camalot. Move up to a horizontal and plug in a #3 and cruise up the to anchor. Did this again on 10/8 and in my opinion is more enjoyable than the normal Flakes finish.
Decent route. Worth doing especially if you have been up Flakes several times, slightly easier too. Rock quality is not the greatest towards the top but gear is good.
By BJ Sbarra From: Carbondale, CO Feb 6, 2012 rating: 5.95c17VI17HVS 5a
Gotta side with Lynn on this one, I think this finish is more enjoyable than the "standard" one and its sandy smearing. Go do the original first, and then come back and enjoy this one time and time again.