Bolted in 1989 by Jean-Cristophe Lafaille. Arnaud Petit climbed the pitch to a half height anchor in 1996 at a grade of 8c+. The full pitch was given the name Biographie but was later renamed Realization by the first ascenionist Chris Sharma. In line with French tradition the line is now known by the original name, Biographie.
The route became famous as one of Chris Sharma's first big new routes and one of the earliest routes given 9a+, though notably not the first (several routes previously given 9a have subsequently been upgraded). His extended efforts on the route were documented in the film Dosage Volume 1.
12 recorded ascents.
|Climber||Style||FA||Ascent Date||Suggested Grade|
|Chris Sharma||Lead (Worked)||✓||18th July 2001|
A breakthrough in Chris' climbing and one of the hardest routes in the world at the time.
|Sylvain Millet||Lead (Worked)||24th May 2004|
|Patxi Usobiaga||Lead (Worked)||29th July 2004|
|Dave Graham||Lead (Worked)||30th July 2007|
|Ramón Julián Puigblanque||Lead (Worked)||28th July 2008|
|Jonathan Siegrest||Lead (Worked)||June 2014|
His first of the grade.
|Alex Megos||Lead (Worked)||11th July 2014|
Third go and in a single day!
|Sachi Amma||Lead (Worked)||7th August 2014|
|Stefano Ghisolfi||Lead (Worked)||June 2015|
|Sean Bailey||Lead (Worked)||August 2016|
|Margo Hayes||Lead (Worked)||September 2017|
First female ascent.
|Sébastien Bouin||Lead (Worked)||June 2020|