Iniitially thought this line was 5+, but based on the position of the lower-off, I think it was the 6b, which would explain why it was so hard.
Lead the route after Ross got stuck at the 2nd clip. A really tough move above this to easier territory. Then an awkward lower-off on an overhanging section.
I felt better once Ross & Richard Battersby both failed to get up the route with a top rope. Mark_RMC - Lead - 29/Apr/08 with Ross