Once I was suitably loaded up with gear I had Brad start a timer (it's important to track progress) and began working my way up the climb as smoothly and efficiently as I could. The first two aid moves up the relatively featureless 5.11b/c start are on well-spaced bolts that require some high steps to reach, and then a slightly awkward but easy enough transition right to enter the start of the crack system. Once in the crack system all of the placements are fairly straightforward and trustworthy—it's an easy 5.9 first pitch except for the opening moves, very doable when not weighed down with all the aid gear—and the whole thing is made much easier if you can creatively combine free climbing with aiding to get high in the etriers.
I finished in about 27 minutes, which is much better than previous attempts, and a decent enough pace. I'll improve on that, of course, so I think it's a good start.
Unfortunately Anne's ankle was still pretty bad so she wasn't able to do much except belay me and babysit the flask, but I saw her at work today and she seemed much more mobile. Pretty soon we'll be able to start some serious training for this crazy El Cap thing!