"I resized the photos and added some others. I hope that they are a little quicker to download for the people with land lines." I remember the original post with the huge photos , is that still searchable (link please) ?
K-man and I had a discussion about this route last night. It seems like no one will go up there because of the questionable bolt situation. We thought you would at least need new belays to make it feasible. And somewhere on here Roger Brown stated that he wouldn't replace bolts there because he wouldn't know which ones to replace. It seems like to head up there to repeat this route you either need new anchors and some lead bolts or a will to just go for it.
We got to thinking when is Honnold gonna have a go at this solo. Seems pretty close to the ultimate climb, Karma 2nd ascent free solo. He wouldn't have to worry about bolt replacement at all.
There's nothing to stop anyone who wants to repeat the route from rappelling down and replacing the anchors first. Perhaps the FA team could advise as to what to expect and do. It seems likely that 95% or more of the bolts would simply need to be pulled and replaced, and if there are any question marks, they could be discussed and decided.
Ideally, there'd be two teams. Team A would rappel and restore (say) Karma, Team B would rappel and restore one of the other long, hard route on that side of Half Dome. They could then switch, and so have true on sight experiences.
It's not like Roger, Clint and friends are the only people who can replace bolts in the Valley.