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The final anchor on Gray Slabs is now a lone bolt.  The piton broke in half when I wiggled it and promptly fell out.  <br>
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I left the webbing and piton.  The webbing stayed as it is in charatcter with the route, serving to mark the bolt from a distance.  The piton stayed as a reminder not to blindly trust fixed pins.
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Derek DeBruin
Jul 5, 2016
The final anchor on Gray Slabs is now a lone bolt. The piton broke in half when I wiggled it and promptly fell out.

I left the webbing and piton. The webbing stayed as it is in charatcter with the route, serving to mark the bolt from a distance. The piton stayed as a reminder not to blindly trust fixed pins.  
I think this piton is not "broken", as it is a sawed off angle at the final belay which can be replaced by a micro Camelot....colorful rock... Probably melt freeze rattled it loose:)...nice photo. Jul 10, 2016
My apologies. I pulled on the pin as I often do when encountering them as key anchor components and it came out easily by hand. I didn't spend much more time investigating and went straight to "pulled out by hand, only half a pin, pretty rusted" and concluded it must have broken, neglecting the possibility of a sawed angle.

Regardless, I simply placed a cam instead as you suggest. In my mind I relegated the piton to the category of "not a good piece" but didn't give it further thought. In this case, if anyone is motivated to bring a hammer with them, it could probably be replaced with relative ease. Jul 11, 2016

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