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 additions to sport climbing, being an early example of a 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.
11 recorded ascents.
|Climber||Style||FA||Ascent Date||Suggested Grade|
|Chris Sharma||Lead (Worked)||✓||18 Jul 2001|
A breakthrough in Chris' climbing and one of the hardest routes in the world at the time.
|Sylvain Millet||Lead (Worked)||24 May 2004|
|Patxi Usobiaga||Lead (Worked)||01 Aug 2004 (approx)|
|Dave Graham||Lead (Worked)||30 Jul 2007|
|Ramón Julián Puigblanque||Lead (Worked)||28 Jul 2008|
|Jonathan Siegrest||Lead (Worked)||03 Jun 2014 (approx)|
His first of the grade.
|Alex Megos||Lead (Worked)||11 Jul 2014|
Third go and in a single day!
|Stefano Ghisolfi||Lead (Worked)||23 Jun 2015 (approx)|
|Sean Bailey||Lead (Worked)||03 Aug 2016 (approx)|
|Margo Hayes||Lead (Worked)||25 Sep 2017 (approx)|
First female ascent.
|Sébastien Bouin||Lead (Worked)||01 Jun 2020 (approx)|