Fosburg and I swung leads on this classic link up in the early nineties.
The weather was pretty warm so we started with the Rostrum and waited till Astroman swung into the shade to start up.
One of the best days ever.
I followed Niels Tietze on this link-up in 2013 after doing the West Face of El Cap the same day.
He freed everything easily, I fell on the offwidth of the Rostrum and on two pitches on Astroman. It sort of adds up towards the end.
That was definitely the best day of climbing I've had. I miss Niels.
Tried a couple years ago, a party of 3 aiding on the rostrum ended up being our excuse to bail. Did the crux and then walked out from the midway ledge as it was getting dark.
That was lame. I think we topped out Astroman at 1 30pm with no falls each. In the end we gave those South American guys a ride back to the valley lol. I couldn't believe the two followers were not jumaring but re-aid/french freeing. It was totally weird and super slow. They wanted to do the Salathe....