Sean Bailey

Also known as: Steezy

Quick Info

Nationality: US
Date of birth: 20th May 1996
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C+
Hardest Boulder (Flash): 8B
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9b+
Hardest Trad (Worked): E7
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Contributors: remus, LeodF

Quick Info

Nationality: US
Date of birth: 20th May 1996
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C+
Hardest Boulder (Flash): 8B
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9b+
Hardest Trad (Worked): E7
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Contributors: remus, LeodF

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Slasher (8B)
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Added at 08:11 on 24 November 2023
The Doors of Perception (8C, FA)
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Added at 20:12 on 09 December 2023
Devilution (8C+, FA)
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Added at 20:02 on 02 February 2024
Lucid Dreaming (8C)
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Added at 13:12 on 25 December 2023
Spectre (8B)
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Added at 08:12 on 28 December 2023
The Mandala SDS (8B+)
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Added at 18:01 on 22 January 2024
Devilution (8C+, FA)
Added at 17:01 on 29 January 2024
Devilution (8C+, FA)
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Added at 09:02 on 04 February 2024
Bibliographie (9b+)
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Added at 19:09 on 30 September 2021
Pegasus (8C)
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Added at 20:09 on 30 September 2021
Grand Illusion (8C+)
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Added at 20:09 on 30 September 2021
Joe Mama (9a+)
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Added at 20:09 on 30 September 2021
First Ley (9a+)
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Added at 20:09 on 30 September 2021
Joe Mama (9a+)
Added at 20:09 on 30 September 2021
Coup de Grace (9a)
Added at 20:09 on 30 September 2021
Biographie (9a+)
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Added at 20:09 on 30 September 2021
Pegasus (8C)
Added at 06:03 on 04 March 2022
Ace of Spades (9a+)
Added at 14:03 on 31 March 2022
White Noise (8B+)
Added at 14:03 on 31 March 2022
Box Therapy (8C)
Added at 14:03 on 31 March 2022
Grand Illusion (8C+)
Added at 14:03 on 31 March 2022

Ascents

17 recorded ascents.

This timeline is missing some ascents where the date of the ascent is unknown. Use the other tabs to view these ascents.
Year Climb Grade Style Ascent Date
2016 Biographie 9a+ Lead | worked Aug 2016
2017
2018 First Ley 9a+ Lead | worked Dec 2018
2019 Coup de Grace 9a Lead | worked 2019
Joe Mama 9a+ Lead | worked Mar 2019
2020 White Noise 8B+ Boulder | worked Sep 2020
Box Therapy 8C Boulder | worked 19th Oct 2020
Third ascent.

References

[1] https://youtu.be/OneTmfEsANI?t=755

Grand Illusion 8C+ Boulder | worked 2nd Nov 2020
Pegasus 8C Boulder | worked 22nd Nov 2020
2021 Ace of Spades 9a+ Lead | did not finish 9th Jun 2021

Sean was tantalisingly close to flashing the line, falling a couple of moves from the end of the hard climbing.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OneTmfEsANI&t=180

Bibliographie 9b+ Lead | worked 25th Sep 2021
2022
2023 Slasher 8B Boulder | flash Nov 2023
The Doors of Perception 8C Boulder | worked Dec 2023
Lucid Dreaming 8C Boulder | worked Dec 2023
Seventh ascent. 5 sessions.

Regarding the grade I thought this thing was hard. Significantly harder than any V15s I've tried and I think in a good style for me. [1]

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/reel/C1QnrzcLlKk/?igsh=bmR0cnJiMTduZzAw

Spectre 8B Boulder | worked Dec 2023
2024 Devilution 8C+ Boulder | worked Jan 2024
First ascent.

Keenan Takahashi commenting on Sean's ascent:

It is hard to explain without a full conversation, but I truly believe this first move is top 5 hardest in the world right now. It's also a bit unique because the feet are quite high and bunchy, so it suits shorter folks a bit (generally rare for the upper end of hard boulders, at least currently). Time will tell but I feel like this one is certainly one of the hardest of the grade and would not be surprised by an upgrade by future ascensionist(s). So yes, Sean may have climbed V17 in two sessions.

References

[1] https://open.spotify.com/episode/5bnU43rvODIPSRk5rsfSnC?

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/C2202DBP8i8/

[3] https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2u9q9htHjj/

The Mandala SDS 8B+ Boulder | worked Jan 2024
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Bibliographie 9b+ Lead | worked 25th Sep 2021 9b+
Biographie 9a+ Lead | worked Aug 2016
First Ley 9a+ Lead | worked Dec 2018
Joe Mama 9a+ Lead | worked Mar 2019
Ace of Spades 9a+ Lead | did not finish 9th Jun 2021

Sean was tantalisingly close to flashing the line, falling a couple of moves from the end of the hard climbing.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OneTmfEsANI&t=180

Coup de Grace 9a Lead | worked 2019
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Devilution 8C+ Boulder | worked Jan 2024
First ascent.

Keenan Takahashi commenting on Sean's ascent:

It is hard to explain without a full conversation, but I truly believe this first move is top 5 hardest in the world right now. It's also a bit unique because the feet are quite high and bunchy, so it suits shorter folks a bit (generally rare for the upper end of hard boulders, at least currently). Time will tell but I feel like this one is certainly one of the hardest of the grade and would not be surprised by an upgrade by future ascensionist(s). So yes, Sean may have climbed V17 in two sessions.

References

[1] https://open.spotify.com/episode/5bnU43rvODIPSRk5rsfSnC?

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/C2202DBP8i8/

[3] https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2u9q9htHjj/

Grand Illusion 8C+ Boulder | worked 2nd Nov 2020 9a+/9b
The Doors of Perception 8C Boulder | worked Dec 2023
Box Therapy 8C Boulder | worked 19th Oct 2020 8C+
Third ascent.

References

[1] https://youtu.be/OneTmfEsANI?t=755

Pegasus 8C Boulder | worked 22nd Nov 2020
Lucid Dreaming 8C Boulder | worked Dec 2023
Seventh ascent. 5 sessions.

Regarding the grade I thought this thing was hard. Significantly harder than any V15s I've tried and I think in a good style for me. [1]

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/reel/C1QnrzcLlKk/?igsh=bmR0cnJiMTduZzAw

White Noise 8B+ Boulder | worked Sep 2020
The Mandala SDS 8B+ Boulder | worked Jan 2024
Slasher 8B Boulder | flash Nov 2023
Spectre 8B Boulder | worked Dec 2023
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Ogwen Crack E7 Lead | worked
First ascent.

Sean climbed a slightly more direct (and possibly eliminate) finish which is probably worth E8. [1]

References

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crags/craig_braich_ty_du_pen_yr_ole_wen-525/ogwen_crack-263074#overview:~:text=Pokey%20welsh%20puppies-,feedback,-Always%20Hide%20%CE%B2eta

Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade