Unless due to extreme necessity, don't go to the public CR at the Shrine of Valor alone. There is a CR attendant at the door, but he is more concerned with checking if tourists dropped a donation (P3 or P5, depending on what you do inside) for using the CR. He won't concern himself with checking on you, unless perhaps if you scream. My concern here is not only on your safety, but also your privacy. Most of the doors of the cubicles in the Ladie's Room have defective locks, so it is better to have a companion to watch your cubicle door.
Based on feedback by friends who have been to the Viewing Gallery of the Memorial Cross before, ONLY A MAXIMUM OF 5 persons were allowed inside the elevator. That is why I got a bit scared when the elevator man called in 8 persons instead of 5, and there was no distinction made, whether the person was on the heavy side or not. I know there were a lot of people on the line, but is that an excuse for overloading? I almost backed out, if not for my grandson who wanted to experience what's it like up there. But it was really a tense situation for me because some big-bodied men were with us, and I also saw that the doors of the elevator were defective and needed the elevator man's "muscle power" to keep it open and close, indicating its poor maintenance.
While it might be a calculated risk on their part to allow more than 5 persons, bear in mind that if you decide to go up, it will be at your own risk.
Please note that the Viewing Gallery is only 18 ft. by 90 ft. with a 7-foot clearance. So if you are a 7-footer or taller (I may be wrong, but I think very few people reach that height, but just in case...), then you'll be better off skipping that place...unless you're willing to stoop until you get seated on a chair by the window, then stoop again until you get out of the place. I didn't ask what is the clearance of the elevator, but by the looks of it, you'll even have a more difficult time in it.
Especially on the winding roads. There are clear road warnings and a strictly no overtaking sign .. all you have to do is heed the rules. Still, many accidents happen here over the years. Be careful.
The picture shows an accident that happened the morning before our visit.