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Here are the anchors with bullet holes in the wall...
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By Ladd Raine
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From: Plymouth, NH
Oct 12, 2007
WOW, that is a scary anchor...all those other bolts didn't hold...
By Ben Kiessel
Oct 15, 2007
looks more like bullet holes to me.
By Tea
Oct 22, 2007
bullet holes
By D Argyle
From: Chipita Park, CO
Oct 29, 2007
not sure if it matters to peeps, but i believe these are the anchors for science friction. melanoma has a two bolt anchor on the slab.
By Dave Fiorucci
From: Boulder, Colorado
Dec 6, 2007
I think that some of that mess is from bullet holes, because I saw shells, and un-used bullets in the sand/dirt below the route. There was this kind of markings on other rocks too where I believe people were shooting a 22. I was a little worried about using the anchors because of the cord tied to the hangers then through rings. The cord looked like it was in good shape around the hangers so that gave me confidence. After I saw that I wasn't going to bounce on it or do anything wild when rapping down that was for sure. What would you have done?
By Greg D
From: Here
Dec 8, 2008
I placed the cord seen in the photo. Fall of 07. Replaced a bunch of old crap. Not the best placed bolts imo because when you rap you are basically pulling outward on the bolts. That is why I wanted everything well equalized which I did. If in doubt, one can walk (with a belay perhaps) 30 feet left to the anchors on Melanoma Shuffle seen here:

mountainproject.com/v/utah/moa...
. The anchors on that route are much better imo.

I don't believe we are seeing bullet holes. This wall doesn't directly face the ground. IMO, bullet shots would show some signs of that angle. When I was there looking closely, these holes appeared more like failed attempts at drilling anchor holes as the holes are relatively perpendicular to the rock surface. I'm no forensic scientist, though.
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Here are the anchors with bullet holes in the wall.

This is the anchors for Science Friction to the right of Melanoma Shuffle. Make sure you have two ropes.

Submitted By: Dave Fiorucci on Oct 12, 2007
On this route:
Science Friction (5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 )
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