Last weekend we tried to help a leader on yellow ridge. Above the P1's belay station, he had climbed left above the traverse and then right into a small alcove. He said he was looking for the 5.9 variation of Yellow Ridge.

I told him if I had a maroon Dick that I could try to figure it out and he looked at me quizically, but all kidding aside does anyone know about that variation and do you exit Left from the alcove?