This may sound blunt, but I've never pondered too much on all this emphasis in anchor building, (equalizing).
It must be a very small percentage of climbers in one year who have had anchors fail. I've never had an anchor fail, nor have I ever known anyone personally who has had their anchor pull.
Have I ever taken long leader falls, or caught any? Sure have, but never an anchor fail.
Ya, I know --I'm gonna die.
Absolutely. Although I do remember an incident where two guys were killed at Tahquitz back in the '90s(?) I think. When they found them one of the guys was still tied into three cams.
In 2012, we had 17 rapel anchor incident and on those 3 was for inadequate anchor. zipper effect enter also in rope management. I open accident in north America 2013 and it was an accident with inadequate. Jeff wrote, in an other traid,: the modern concern with static materials to tie in to a belay has come about from studying some accidents where someone clipped into an anchor, climbed above it to place another piece, fell off, and either the sling broke, or a carabiner broke, causing a much longer and injurious fall ( in at least one case, fatal).
As you both papy and sa learned to climb with piton. You learned with the trad mentality and have the chance that crag talk was about those element of safety that I took from mountaineering freedom of the hill fifth edition
Any thing that can save your life was discuss seriously, not ignore or disguise as no important. In the beginning of accident in... they gave a little history of fundamentals to save your life that didn't present a quarter of the knowledge to be safe in a cliff.
an accident is like a storm...if you don't see the first sign of it (negligence here) you got caught in it.