After 6 tries over 3 days I´ve finally made progress on my first 8a in Rodellar. It feels like breaking through a boundary. It definitely feels good. What´s even amazing is that it came at a time when it was just a climb and nothing more. I simply enjoyed it and as soon as I came down from it I immediately felt sad it was over. The trying presented more meaning than the end itself.
The 8a+ however felt different. I´ve still to try it today. I´ve been falling on it 9 times already and on my last good effort, ripped some skin off. I have a huge flapper on my middle finger and it is deeper than any I´ve had. Though it´s still painful and raw I will still try the route today. Whatever happens will be acceptable at this point.