Two days previously, when he'd last attempted the route, the issue was keeping his fingers from going numb in the necessary cold conditions to climb the route—it was just above 0°C. On his successful attempt he had a hand warmer in his chalk bag and at the sit-down rest in the cave he changed out of his tight rock shoes into a more comfortable pair for the finish.
The photo of Ben on the crux lower wall is from Tuesday's attempt which finished with him falling off and passing his belayer, Jean Bransby (Ben's mum), as she headed upwards, before he stopped a couple of feet above the floor.
The other shot is from the previous day where Ben led the wall above the cave and which could be climbed as a pitch in its own right. Chris Plant had been trying this top section but generously encouraged Ben to try it as a natural finish to the initial climbing.