PaliKona wrote:Has anyone actually overshot it and fallen?
Seems to me the big risk of overshooting is coming down, from the smaller first block below the summit, to the larger second block. People rarely capture that exposure in photos (including my group). You have to do some type of lunge move to get your weight across the gap, and the landing pad on that lower boulder isn't real user-friendly by 14er standards. Overshooting that block would probably be your last mistake in the mountains. The photo below doesn't show what it looks like coming down, but gives you an idea of the consequences of overshooting.http://www.14ers.com/images/trips/sunl/39_2013020106004910.jpg
Check out a TR by globreal on this site for a video of jumping the gap (in the comments section). I didn't find it necessary to jump - a long step reaches across if you're tall enough, but you still have to thrust your weight across.
The day we were there, Traveling Matt smeared down the slab the OP referred to, and made it look like a piece of cake. Some training/practice in smearing technique makes all the difference in that spot.
And finally, ListsofJohn.com has an attempt to inventory 14er climbing deaths if you want to search that for any deaths on Sunlight's summit. MonGoose is probably right in that the most notorious spots aren't generally where the bad stuff happens.