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In 1989, Jean-Christophe Lafaille bolted the whole pitch and named it Biographie. In 1996, Arnaud Petit added an anchor in the middle of the route, and did the first ascent of the first half in that year. Around 2007 the anchor chains marking the end of the route which Arnaud Petit climbed were removed from the wall. In July 2001 Sharma became the first person to climb the full route and gave it the name "Realization", following the American way. Since then, Sharma has said that "most of the time I actually call the route Biographie".

Ascent History:

  • 2001, July 19 Chris Sharma
  • 2004, May 24 Sylvain Millet
  • 2004, July 29 Patxi Usobiaga
  • 2007, July 30 Dave Graham
  • 2007, Sep 02 Ethan Pringle
  • 2008, July 27 Ramón Julián Puigblanque
  • 2010, Aug 15 Enzo Oddo
  • 2014, June 01 Jonathan Siegrist
  • 2014, July 11 Alex Megos
  • 2014, July 22 Adam Ondra
  • 2014, Aug 07 Sachi Amma
  • 2015, June 22 Stefano Ghisolfi
  • 2016, May 25 Jon Cardwell
  • 2016, Aug 05 Sean Bailey

Route History:

  • Route Setter: Jean-Christophe Lafaille, 1989

  • First Free Ascent: Chris Sharma, Jul 2001


Located in Biographie approx:
Lat/Long: 44.497974,5.948604

Route Grade Citations

9a+ Community registered grade
36 ross taylor
5.15+? private

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 83%

Lead Styles

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