Scott Benish:There seems to be a lot of different ways to do this, but this is what worked for me (6'2", for what it's worth): Start with right hand on rounded crimp, left hand on undercling; right toe is pretty high and to the right on a rounded edge, and left toe does a lobster claw squeeze on the crumbly downward facing edge. Move left hand straight up to the small crimp (ignore the gaston out left). Bump the left foot up to the decent edge (backstep) and fire the left hand to the decent hold up and left. Move the right toe to the OK edges and sag down to get your weight directly under your left arm. Move the right hand up to match, and your feet will probably swing off. My friend found it easier to just drop both feet before moving the right hand and do the move as campus move. Basically, you're going to end up with both feet off when you match hands, so get in a position to minimize the swing. Once you settle on the match, get a foot on and go straight up to the decent edges, then work right to the jug. Up and right of the jug are some bad rounded edges that have been cleaned off. Try not to step on any slippery lichen on your way up the slab.
Adolfo Gutierrez:The backdoor ass attack mantel is a perfect warm up for this mantel. It's harder but not as scary
Ryan Olson:Go out left on gastons after the start, then head back right towards the top.
Worked this thing for 2-3 hours with a crew of 5-7 people. Finally sent it at the end of the session, barely. I was exhausted when I hit the good holds under the lip and barely kept it together for the top out.