Loc: High Falls, NY
I guess I was forgetting what that anchor on criss cross is like which is pretty lame; some small wires in opposition in a horizontal eight feet above a ledge with plenty of gear options. What that anchor is for is to top rope P1 and bail which I didn't feel like leaving anything new for. I thought about stripping it all together but left it as is.
I disagree with you Ian. The rap anchor allows for descent with a single rope and cord tied loosely (not the knot) around the trunk of a tree does much less damage than people walking/standing around. Soil compaction, which leads to erosion, is a much greater threat to cliff top environments than sling anchors. Better to finish route and rap than traipse around on ledges and cliff tops.