Still needs a bit of cleaning up, we loosed quite a few chunks(up to brick sized), would HIGHLY recommend belaying from the ledge on the slab rather than directly beneath the climb, otherwise the belayer might want to bring a helmet.
Hey Roberto, what do you mean by the bolt came out on you? Did it pull out in a fall? Did it pop out under rope tension on a take? Did the entire bolt plus sleeve and cone pull out? Did the rock blow out?
caughtinside, I was leading when i got the to that bolt i had to push it back into the rock before i could clip it. It was sticking out about an inch and pointing slightly down towards the ground. i clipped it and the piton (which appeared more safe than the bolt, but who knows on old fixed gear).
My buddy was cleaning the route and he was able to easily pull the bolt out by hand. So yes, we pulled the bolt out. The bolt hole was much larger than the bolt and the expansion sleeve. It was pretty much just cammed in the hole.
So yes, we did pull the bolt, but that bolt was unsafe! Furthermore, there is a hold ready to break above it and IF that bolt pulled it would result in a bad fall onto the slab.
If and when that bolt is replaced it should either be placed way above the old placement with a wire extension or glued into the soft rock where it was. The first option would be ideal.
If there is major issue with the bolt being pulled I apologize and i would gladly repay the first ascensionist. I prefer that option over someone getting hurt.
The missing bolt on Way of Life has been replaced with the permission of the NPS. There is a new 1/2" bolt close to where the old 3/8" bolt was. The new bolt is in slightly better rock. Thanks to the ASCA for the hardware.