I thought it a tad stiff for 10a, but then it's all relative. Short- yes, fun- yes. Classic??? Once again, I guess it's all relative. I sure wouldn't hike up here to do it, but if you are here and you climb 10s it is not bad.
Actually Tim, when we did the FA of this climb, I was still mostly wearing the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top Sneakers. EBs hurt way too much to wear for very long and as a poor college student couldn't afford 'em anyway!
By Dylan Weldin From: Austin, Texas Mar 27, 2013 rating: 5.106b20VII-19E2 5b
P1: tips lieback into hands into East-A awkward pod (protect w/ #3). Traverse left to anchor.
P2: face climb immediately above anchor, get into wide hands/ #4 sized crack to a ledge, new BD #5 (two would not be a bad idea) protects upper stacked-fist sized crack to the top of the Picto Cracks/ Double Exposure area.
Anchor: gear belay or terrain belay as the leader could not get sucked through the wide crack the follower comes up and through.
Continuing up the infamous "Black Arete" is recommended!