If another woman takes a crack at this, I think doing the loop portion counter-clockwise might actually be faster. Doing it this way a lot of your climbing credit is wasted on an unrunnable descent. Perhaps better to climb up that and then have a long, runnable descent the other way? In any case, I probably won't do this one again unless someone "makes me" by bettering my time... ;) but if I do, I'll try doing the loop the other way.
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