Just to clarify, as the situation with this route is not cut and dried as with most routes. We started up Knockin', made a short traverse left to the bomber gear in a hole just beneath the lip (which Born Slippy climbs a variant start to reach, not really required), then came back along the traverse and finished as per usual, hand-placing a peg on the way (on lead). I believe Alex Honnold headpointed the route a similar way although without the hand-placed pegs and reckoned E8 6c. Both myself and Ryan think that is about right. You could argue that should the hand-placed peg hold then its more like E7 6c, but its far from a certainty and its probably sensible to assume it will rip, hence the back-up plan of the Born Slippy gear, which would almost certainly prevent a groundfall with a decent belay. Also, for the hypothetical "onsight" (an unlikely prospect) you would not be able to "guess" what type of peg to place, or how to place it. You may also be too short - its the limit of my reach, I'm 5'9". As you can probably tell I spent a lot of time trying to make this route as safe as possible and think this makes for a fairly sensible way of doing the route. As per usual with some of these hard grit routes the biggest obstacle to the flash/onsight/ground up is the wierd or hard to place gear (as happened on Braille Trail). Ryan certainly wouldn't have tried to flash it without the good low gear, although the way to reach it isn't obvious. It was a fantastic effort by Ryan, especially given his recent grit experiences, i.e. none! (think this might have been his 2nd time on grit since last winter).
It would maybe be E9 or 10 to solo onsight but who's going to go for that?