In the autumn of 2021, U.S. climber Sean ‘Steezy’ Bailey joined a handful of elite climbers by sending ‘Bibliographie,’ 9a+/5.15c in Céüse, France.
But you don’t just walk up one of the stiffest lines in the world and send it. Pros like Adam Ondra, Stefano Ghisolfi, and Alex Megos can testify to the grade’s difficulty. The path leading up to 5.15c is carved into the litany of countless hard climbs before it.
This short film by Outdoor Research skillfully knits together a handful of Bailey’s biggest sends leading up to “Bibliographie.”
From V15 and V16 boulder problems in the American West to fiercely competitive World Cup competitions, the footage showcases the skill, dedication, and failures that stoke Steezy’s unstoppable fire.
Runtime: 32 minutes