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.
14 recorded ascents.
|Climber||Style||FA||Ascent Date||Suggested Grade|
|Chris Sharma||Lead (Worked)||✓||18th Jul 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 Jul 2004|
|Dave Graham||Lead (Worked)||30th Jul 2007|
|Ramón Julián Puigblanque||Lead (Worked)||28th Jul 2008|
|Jonathan Siegrest||Lead (Worked)||Jun 2014|
His first of the grade.
|Alex Megos||Lead (Worked)||11th Jul 2014|
Third go and in a single day!
|Sachi Amma||Lead (Worked)||7th Aug 2014|
|Stefano Ghisolfi||Lead (Worked)||Jun 2015|
|Jon Cardwell||Lead (Worked)||25th May 2016|
|Sean Bailey||Lead (Worked)||Aug 2016|
|Margo Hayes||Lead (Worked)||Sep 2017|
First female ascent.
|Sébastien Bouin||Lead (Worked)||Jun 2020|
|Matty Hong||Lead (Worked)||29th May 2023|