Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 12
The deep angle bounding the buttress has a hard start; above it eases. The start can be avoided by sneaking round right.
The start as described is much harder than the rest of the route; the logical line for the VD leader would be to walk round on the ledge to get to the start of the corner crack. Better to have an entertaining VD than a disappointing S; the bulgy start can be saved for Count's Crack.
An awkward start by the described line, then Diff. I agree with the comment about a more logical/consistent start being by walking in from the right, I bet this is how it was originally done.