After a long fight, Jonathan Siegrist has repeated Chris Sharma's Biographie, 9a+, at Céüse, France.
After months of preparation and weeks of working the route he managed to make what I think is the 8th ascent.
Biographie was bolted by Jean-Christophe Lafaille in the late 80s, but as it became clear no one could do it at the time, Arnauld Petit added a half way anchor some years later and made the first ascent of this shorter version.
Then in 2001, Chris Sharma managed to free the whole route, naming it Realization.
The half way anchor was later removed and now the full line is known as Biographie again.
I'm sure you'll all be able to read the full story on his blog.
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