Is the leader still below the placement?
I have climbed the Original Route on several occasions, and placed that cam only once or twice! It is almost exactly in the middle of the pitch. In this picture, Burton is just above the placement but didn't bother placing it.
is there a bolt there anymore?
No, there were never any bolts on the friction pitch that I have ever seen.
Found the bolt. We climbed the OR on 4/16/05 and there was indeed a bolt about 2/3rds of the way up on the first 5.7R pitch. Of course that was the only pro for the entire pitch.
Wow, right on!
That's new to me, and good to know for the future...
Burton was a fantastic guide. My brother-in-law Rob (who took this pic I think) and B took me up OR. The best and most difficult climb I've ever done. Great experience.