I've tried this a couple times over the years and always hated the crux. Got on today, planning to just climb the 5.11 start for my warm-up. When I arrived at the crux I decided I might as well try anyways. Quite pleased to have made it through to the top! First go of the year for me.
So yeah. The Fish. Got on this and worked it seriously back in 2006 and 2007. Always ended in frustration and a split tip. I could do the move back then but had a hard time down low which burned me out for the top. I've gotten on it randomly over the years and it became an 11+ warmup to the crux this year. Until today when I kept going without really realizing it and was like "did I just do the crux?" Shit, I better start trying to finish this thing once and for all. BOOM!