Ah, the first bail carabiner is always the hardest.
Unfortunately this is now what people around here call “booty” and free to the next person who climbs this route. Booty does not only suprise and delight climbers, but also motivates them to climb routes that others have failed on. Booty is the metallic embodiment of validation. Booty is the physical form of success. Booty is the closest thing you can get booty while en route!
As you progress on your climbing journey, you may very well find some of this mystical treasure yourself. But for now, you have just made a donation to your local Dirtbag.