Matty Hong climbs Sharma test piece biography (9a +)

The American Matty Hong repeats Biography in Ceüse, the first sport climbing route with a difficulty level of 9a+. It was drilled in 1989 by Jean-Christophe Lafaille. The American Chris Sharma managed a first free ascent in 2001.

In the French climbing Mecca Ceuse succeed Matty Hong the repetition of Biography (9a+). The mega line has attracted the world's best athletes since it was first climbed in 2001. The list of repeaters includes illustrious names such as Dave Graham, Alexander Megos, Adam Ondra, Stefano Ghisolfi, Margo Hayes (as the first woman) and Seb Bouin.

Matty Hong: Fourth American in Grade 9b

The strong American cracked grade 2018b for the first time in 9 with Fight or Flight. In 2021 he secured the second ascent of Tommy Caldwell's legendary Flex Luthor line - the world's historically first 9b, should be Matty Hong's upgrade suggestion to confirm.

Video: Chris Sharma on the first ascent of Biography (9a +)

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