It's great. I didn't have any ballnuts and was able to protect it fine. just need to be good at placing gear (only one spot that's not so straight forward with gear but it's there). It's 5.9 with a commiting move and great exposure.
Loc: moved to Bend
It is a great route - really airy, thoughtful moves. I didn't have any ballnuts, but I used a small C3 as pro. (We also used another to beef up the belay.) I think the best protection was a positive attitude.