I returned in the Winter of 2008 to begin work on the new line and eventually linked all the top-half and bottom-half moves, but an ascent from sit-down to top-off would take more tips than I had to offer for that season. On the positive side, this allowed for additional exploration of surrounding boulders and in-turn revealed plenty of fine warm-up problems and other fun moderates. I returned in Spring of 2009, with support (spotting) from my lovely wife and eventually bagged it. A special thanks to my daughter Fiora for cheering me on! I named the problem Scum Bag (V?). It's not the hardest thing out there, but I find it interestingly beta intensive and worthy of becoming a Joshua Tree classic.
I haven't developed enough hard lines to give it a decent rating, but I found it harder than V10's I've done. Then again, it also felt easier than some V8's I've tried! Anyways, let's just say it's harder than most JT probs.
Although I made a topo of the area shortly after doing the problem, it was accidentally wiped from my computer. I've since tried to re-make it, but the long stretch from when I was last there means some ratings are coming from vague recollection. Anyways, take a look (embedded below) and if you're in Joshua Tree for some bouldering check these out and give your feedback!
(Note: You can use the 'Open in new window' button, top-right, to save a copy of the file.)