Christ on a bike! I wonder what day on it was for it, certainly not his 1st as he was on the way to the airport. I know when I climb on my last day, its at least 2nd day on.
He also was denied another 9a the session previously at Santa Linya when some sika broke under his hand before he could clip the chains of 'Mercenaris del Passat' [hard 9a]. I would have given it to him.
"Today I pretty much did the first repetition (as far as I know) of 'Mercenaris del Passat' [hard 9a] but when I was about to clip the anchor the sika top hold broke 😱 not sure what the rock climbing ethics professors would say at such a case 😅anyways it's the same top as 'Stoking the Fire' and I'm pretty happy it didn't happen when I sent that one."