My hands still really hurt too much to type.
Got my first 5.8 outside, though, and two 5.7s. (One of them I did last year; the other is the brutally hard one that is all crimpers and smearing.). Last week we made it out to Pinnacle one day, which is traprock (Pothole is granitic gneiss), and set and climbed two 5.7s. Pothole is only maybe a 25 or 30 foot cliff and our ropes were humorously long; Pinnacle's a bit taller, possibly forty.
Finally seeing some improvement on climbing outside, which is nice. I'm even a little less terrified, though not meaningfully.
Still haven't found the plot for "Needles," so I'm working on review columns and looking under rocks until it happens.