Margo Hayes sent Biographie/Realization 5.15a on Sept. 24, 2017. It was her second of the grade after becomming the first woman to send a 5.15 earlier in the year with La Rambla.
“We happened to stroll up to the base of Biographie,” Joe Hedge wrote on Vimeo, “just as Margo was getting ready.
MY HEART IS FULL 💓 I am grateful to Jean-Christophe Lafaille for envisioning this graceful line, Biographie, in 1989. In 1996, Arnaud Petit completed the pitch to the first anchor, and five years later, in 2001, @chris_sharma became the first person to complete the line to the highest anchor, simultaneously sending the first ever 9a+. Thank you for giving Biographie / Realization to our community! In life, we are tested. Biographie tested my commitment, my fortitude, and my belief in myself. In May, I touched Biographie for the first time. Ever since, the route has been ingrained in my mind and body. In one week, I will leave France, the country that I have lived in and learned from for the past year. Just yesterday, I realized this dream. The difficulties of this endeavor were overshadowed by the sound of the birds, laughter of friends, and the changing of the seasons. To experience the delicate power that Biographie holds is a true privilege. I am so grateful for the support that I have received from the climbing community throughout this process, especially from @arnaudpetit_climb , my mentor on this journey. Thank you, @alexandermegos for the send belay and @jan_novak_photography for this image. @thenorthface @petzl_official @lasportivana @frictionlabs @dogearedjewelry
“The bottom boulder problem is obscured by tall bushes from where I was shooting. She took about 17 minutes from bottom to top, I edited out a few minutes of shaking-out.
“This is a 1080 horizontal extraction and motion-track from 4k, shot with the camera oriented vertically, the raw file is much sharper and clearer than this. Enjoy!”
Chris Sharma in 2001
Sylvain Millet on May 24 in 2004
Patxi Usobiaga on July 29 in 2004
Dave Graham on July 30 in 2007
Ethan Pringle on September 2 in 2007
Ramón Julián Puigblanque on July 27, 2008
Enzo Oddo on August 15 in 2010
Jonathan Siegrist on June 1 in 2014
Alex Megos on July 11 in 2014
Adam Ondra on July 22 in 2014
Sachi Amma on August 7 in 2014
Stefano Ghisolfi on June 22 in 2015
Jon Cardwell on May 25 in 2016
Sean Bailey on August 5 in 2016
Margo Hayes on September 24 in 2017