The gear is a piece of cake if you are good at chin-ups and you have BIG camelots.
I reminisce; I took a guy from Manhattan Plaza gym on this route. He pulled up past the tree and was about to start the hand traverse when he decided he had had enough. He yelled 'Take!' If only I had time to explain to him all the reasons why 'taking' wouldn't have done for him what he wanted. He was about 5 feet from the piece and it was directly to his right. All I could have accomplished was to pull him off. So I yelled "Keep going! Don't stop!" Every inch towards the piece would have helped, but he was having none of it. Eventually, of course, he came off and had a very spectacular top-rope whipper. (By the way, I found that picture on the web. It has nothing to do with me)