Zodiac was my first route on the Captain, albeit in '83 (feeling old now).
6.5 hrs. on the East Ledges though? I don't think it's ever taken us more than 4 and that's without the fixed lines. I, too, however, took a tumble with the pig on my back, as did my partner. Nothing like being face down in a bunch of bushes, your head pointing downhill as a haulbag crushes you into the brush.