This picture shows Triple Mantle but not much of Route 166 (it's the corner just off the right edge of the picture). Fun climb to practice plugging in gear (did it all on passive pro), solid pro abounds, token chimney moves at the top.
Yes, the bolts are indeed gone. WHY? Whoever the assface was that did it didn't do a very good job. If you're going to chop bolts, do it the RIGHT WAY. Now what is left is an atrocity. Such POOR FORM.
By Kurt Johnson From: Estes Park, CO Mar 26, 2012 rating: 5.75a15V+13MVS 4b
Climbed it on 3/26/2012 and no anchor bolts, which was fine except that the closest anchor involves a detached block (inches right of where the bolts used to be). Sure, this block is large, heavy, and wedged in place sort of like a chockstone, but it's still DETACHED and subject to movement, no matter how slim the chance...which is probably why the first ascentionist placed the 2 bolt anchor in the first place. I had a similar sized block that I was using as an anchor on Hallett shift on me about 6 inches and had the potential to completely slide off the top of the cliff. Whoever chopped that anchor wasn't using their brain.
Also, in the middle of the pitch are two blocks/flakes that are also mostly detached and hollow sounding and look like good places to put gear behind. They may hold a fall...or they may pop off and chop your rope.
By Andrew S. From: dumpy ass Thornton...ugh Apr 8, 2012
Forgot to check MP and found no bolts at the top as the guidebook suggests. Fun climb, I used the huge boulder up top for an anchor as well.