The route is not dirty. The only part that might be called dirty is the "happy hummock traverse" which is really fun actually and super exposed! The 11.c is very short (super clean) and we pulled through on 1 cam there on the FA. Just go do it! There is very little 11 on the route. It's not dirty - really.
When you mentioned dirty 5.11c, maybe you are thinking of Jeff's report from January? http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1397202/Cheers-to-Eric-Gabel
He mentioned dirt on the holds on p4 (5.10c, not 11c).
This may have been due to hummmocks coming down from above in the heavy rains this winter.
Maybe even since rinsed off by more rain?
Incidentally, on p2 ("Beyond the Fringe"), we originally went to the right up near the top. Jeff mentioned a somewhat dirty crack on the left (would probably be quite nice if it was cleaner).
On the last page of the thread, Marshall mentions climbing it on April 30.
Bolt conditions? Well it was just done 2 years ago, so pretty much brand new.
Some years ago I did a pitch above the Fringe with Don Reid and...shoot, I've forgotten. I was amazed; I'd never known there was a continuation. It was shortish and, if I recall, trended to the left. It wasn't classic like the Fringe but it definitely had interest. But no way was it as hard as .11c.
Clint makes an excellent point about some dirt falling from above but I suspect it's all washed off by now - plus dirt falling from other route activities is allways an issue but a good rain washes it off. It's really not dirty. And yes the bolts are all nice shiny 3/8th's.
Good meeting you the other day. I haven't met too many ST folks offline. I had a gut feeling after we talked: there's KGB running in this man's family history. I'm right, aren't I?
We bailed before the 11c pitch when we gave Beyond Lunacy a run, so I can't speak for the whole route. But for the first pitch off of Lunatic, I think you're def. going to want some small nuts/brass, and be a bit wary of some features. That was the only pitch where I had a heads-up feeling. Everything else that we climbed = bomber rock, and standard rack.
There was a pin missing from the .10b roof higher up - making for a spot where you'll hit a ledge if you fall. May have been replaced by now?
Such an AWESOME climb, hope to go back this spring and get up to the HH traverse.
I don't recall about the offsets? Eric might have placed a green/yellow for the roof on the last pitch and on the 2nd to last or 3rd to last I seem to remember similar sizes. The short 11cish stretch is thin ( <=red alien) I think.
my son climbed it a couple weekends back and said it was great. The standard rack for Lunatic Fringe worked the rest of the way too. The traverse is dirty and you need up to a #3 Camalot to protect it. He french-freed the 11c crux and said you need a couple smallish cams (blue TCU) there.