/ THE LOWDOWN: Close, but no cigar for Ondra on Biographie
This means he succeeded in flashing the first part which, as the start crux (8Aish) has become significantly harder after a break, most certainly must be a...
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Absolutely Björn. This route was a milestone. So who's going to get it then?
That was a long awaited attempt. Was it filmed?
Out of curiosity what's the deal with the name? I thought Biographie was the the 8c part and the 9a+ was "Realisation" Or is the whole thing now just called Biographie?
Quote from 8a.nu:
"Biographie was bolted and named by Jean-Christophe Lafaille in 1989. In 1996, Arnaud Petit put up an anchor half way up and did the 8c+ first ascent. In 2001, Chris Sharma climbed the original full pitch calling it Realization in order to avoid confusion between the two lines. Later on the first anchor was removed and these days the whole line is called Biographie even by Chris."
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