I found this climb to be a confidence builder, being a fairly new climber. The thin wall was challenging while the overhang was more scary than difficult. Will take some time before I am ready to lead it due to the fairly high first bolt.
Funnest way to do this is to climb the left leaning crack on the north face of AMC (facing Loafer's Choice). Takes a #3 and 4, if I recall, and is way more interesting than the crimpy slab start. Easy to protect, probably on the order of 5.8+ or so, and good practice for the other crack climbs in the area. Gets you to the base of the arete, probably another cam in before going for the bolt and overhang. Fun!
By Nate Young From: Phoenix Jan 20, 2014 rating: 5.75a15V+13MVS 4b
We decided to do the left to right traverse entrance to Mickey Mantle. It was alot of fun and a recommended way to get to the mantle section.