Warren G wrote:
You are aware that a #1 is only rated for 2kn (that is about 200kgs) when new. Your stuck piece is a health hazard and should be removed for the safety of others, as other parties might not know it is an aiding tool rather than a lead safety device.
Thank you Warren, I am aware that it isnt safe, it clearly states 2kn on the wire and as i said the wire is so clearly frayed that even a non climber can see its not safe. We didnt simply leave it there out of laziness in fact we spent a great deal of time and effort trying to get it out