Is there really a way to protect the first pitch so it's G? I wound up backing off of it a few weeks back because I couldn't figure out a way to protect the crux moves. When a friend led it a couple weeks later he was well into groundfall territory by the time he got anything solid in.

Luckily it seems easier than 10a, I thought the balancy moves down low were much harder than the flake moves higher up. Am I missing something here?