1000Pks wrote:Leading takes some skill and experience, if you have no one to tell you anything, probably best not to try it.
I've gone off this particular piton as the third person in a group; the leader had checked out the anchor beforehand, but I'm not sure what he did. Nothing metallic to tap it with except what was on my harness-- no piton hammer e.g. This crack is very tight, but gets snow freezing and thawing over it throughout the winter. Most piton placements in RR are in places that drain well.
Next "good" anchor is a pinyon at least 30 feet away.