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Sean Bailey blasts Biographie at Céüse


American sports climber Sean Bailey has repeated Biographie 9a+ at Ceuse, France.

America’s Sean Bailey has added his name to the slowly but surely growing list of climbers who have repeated Biographie, Chris Sharma's 9a+ masterpiece at Céüse, France.

Bailey, who was crowned US champion in March, is now the sixth American to climb the route. The twenty-year-old produced this incredible performance after roughly a week of work and he stated on his instagram account "Biographie has been on my list from the first time I saw Chris's footage of the thing. Over the years this piece of rock has seen a lot of emotion. A lot of try hard, a lot of failure, and every once in a while a little success. Every ascent has a story and it's given Biographie an aura I've never felt on another rock climb. I just feel privileged to get to add to it.""

bolted by Jean-Christophe Lafaille, climbed to half-height by Arnaud Petit in 1996. The extension was freed by Chris Sharma in 2001 and called Realization.
Chris Sharma, USA, 2001
Sylvain Millet, France, 2004
Patxi Usobiaga, Spain, 2004
Dave Graham, USA, 2007
Ethan Pringle, USA, 2007
Ramón Julián Puigblanque, Spain, 2008
Enzo Oddo, France, 2010
Jonathan Siegrist, USA, 2014
Alexander Megos, Germany, 2014
Adam Ondra, Czech Republic, 2014
Sachi Amma, Japan, 2014
Stefano Ghisolfi, Italy, 2015
Jon Cardwell, USA, 2016
Sean Bailey, USA, 2016

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