From: Sacramento, CA
Jan 20, 2007
Thanks for posting the picture, Stephen. First off, that sure looks like a BELAY ANCHOR ONLY, and not intended to rap off of. The configuration you've got there with the rope running directly through webbing (i.e., no rap ring/chain) as well as directly through the bolt hanger is not recommended.
As for the anchor itself, it must have sprouted in the past year. I no longer live in the area, but as I stated before, my opinion is that it isn't needed. My suggestion is to just carry a second rope like people have been doing for nearly 50 years when climbing routes at Sespe.