Your no Dwarf Simon so i'm sure you will have no problems.
I can't remember which hand I went with, may have been the left. Lowering off the Sirplum thread Was the intention of the sport version but I am sure there would be some that feel uncomfortable with lowering off a cluster of blocks. They could down climb a few feet and retreat from the last bolt that was positioned out of reach from the plodding hoards, or take some gear for the top.
Linking into the original 2nd pitch in one push would create far too much rope drag.
The rock and gear up there is far too adventurous for your average sport climbing outing.