That ridge I ran a few days ago? I went back, and this time parked at the bottom of the valley so I could run up the ridge first and down the other side (which includes a significant amount of up, but most of it is on runnable trail rather than un-runnable ridge slate).
It was hard running on the front side. But I owned it. Mostly I just got in to a great head space (read: massive delusions of grandeur) really early in the run and managed to stay there for the duration of the run. Good times.