Here is a pic from 8/20/1980, before the lip broke off. Yes, I know, the shoes are EB's ... with socks. At least there is no lycra in evidence. I came back in June 1982 to find the climb a bit shorter, but I was unable to do it again. Since Wolfgang Gullich was the first to free solo it that anyone knows of, it was never free soloed in its earlier, longer state.
The original roof of course lacked the jug that is used now, but the problem for me was the stretch to the lip. I am 5 foot 6, and the lip was a crucial two feet or so farther away back then, while hanging on two fingerlocks. Once I hooked my right toe (I don't think anyone could reach far enough to hook both feet at the same time), I had a hard time releasing my left hand without flying completely off the route.
1980: When Separate Reality was 5.12a, prior to its lip breaking off.