Weekend Whipper: Send-Robbing Rope-Snag!

This is not this climber's lucky day. After powering through the crux of the Joshua Tree roof-crack More Monkey Than Funky (5.11b), Nick Sullen attacks the route's finishing headwall. But just as he's trying to top out, a tug on his harness from his stuck rope below yanks him from the rock, and due to the stuck cord, the belayer has no chance of giving a soft catch. Ouch! 

How could this problematic rope-snag been avoided? Feel free to weigh in below ...

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