Biographie | 9a+ Sport route at Céüse

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.

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Chris Sharma
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Added at 06:07 on 19 July 2021
Chris Sharma
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Added at 13:07 on 21 July 2021
Chris Sharma
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Sylvain Millet
Added at 08:07 on 01 July 2021
Patxi Usobiaga
Added at 10:07 on 03 July 2021
Dave Graham
Added at 19:12 on 27 December 2021
Sean Bailey
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Added at 20:09 on 30 September 2021
Margo Hayes
Added at 18:06 on 04 June 2021
Sébastien Bouin
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020


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.




[3] Coincidentally Charlotte Durif was walking underneath at the time with her brother and Dad who took some photos of the first ascent.


Sylvain Millet Lead (Worked) 24th May 2004

Second ascent.

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