Matt, wtf are you on about? The route has essentially been repeated at least twice. Now they weren't "proper" ascents as the teams didn't finish or top out or whatever, so nobody can credibly claim a true 2nd, but the hard pitches have been repeated multiple times.
Still beating that old horse, I see. Well for all of you that donít know Mark & Richard which I have for over thirty years. They are both two of the boldest aid Climbers of our time. PERIOD. Like the rest of us, sometimes one f*#ks up and tells the truth about things we did. Which in my opinion is better lying about things we didnít do.