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Stefano Ghisolfi Sends 5.15d with Bibliographie

He's the third climber to tick the grade after Adam Ondra and Alex Megos

Stefano Ghisolfi has made the second ascent of Bibliographie 5.15d in France, becoming only the third climber ever to send the grade. The first ascent was on Aug. 15 last year by Alex Megos.

Ghisolfi has been projecting Bibliographie for a number of months. He’s a six-time world cup winner and had previously climbed Change 5.15c and Perfecto Mundo 5.15c.

Bibliographie was a multi-year project for Megos and is located at the famous Céüse. The name is a nod to Biographie just a few metres to the left, which was one of the first 5.15a lines. Megos famously sent Biographie 5.15a on his third full try back in 2014, and in July this year sent another Céüse line called Pornographie 5.14d in four attempts.

After his FA, Megos said, “Yesterday evening, on my last day of the trip, it definitely wasn’t looking good after messing up the first (and only) try I wanted to do that day. I fell relatively low on the route though, so I decided to give it an infamous ‘one last go‘ and despite being completely pumped out of my mind, I was able to pull off the sequence of the last four moves. After clipping the anchor, it seemed like all the days of work I have put into the route were passing in front of my eyes.” He celebrated the achievement with a round of pizzas for the campsite from the local Pizza van.

Adam Ondra said to Megos, “Congrats man and most of all, I’m glad you suggest 9c [5.15d].” Ondra was the first climber to suggest a 5.15d afte his FA of Silence back in 2017. Watch the FA of Bibliographie and Silence below.

The world’s hardest sport routes include Change 5.15c by Ondra in 2012, La Dura Dura 5.15c by Ondra in 2013, Vasil Vasil 5.15c by Ondra in 2017, Silence 5.15d by Ondra in 2017, Perfecto Mundo by Megos in 2018 and Bibliographie 5.15d by Megos in 2020.