This anchor was (obviously) needed, and thanks Ron, Greg and Bob.
Just a thought: for high traffic rappel routes wouldn't a double ring be better? I'm sure this Fixe stainless ring is very strong, and suitable at the time of installation. But even stainless will wear over time from repeated rope friction. IMHO redundancy in an anchor should extend to the rope interface. On several occasions I have seen carabiners at this anchor left to back up the single ring, by climbers who seem to agree.