Sachi Amma Redpoints Jungle Boogie, 5.15a“I'm Sachi Amma. I came [to Céüse] from Japan to send 9a+'s.” —Sachi Amma's Time to Boogie [trailer]
“I’m Sachi Amma. I came [to Céüse] from Japan to send 9a+’s.” —Sachi Amma’s Time to Boogie [trailer]
Sachi Amma sent Jungle Boogie (5.15a) in Céüse, France on his second visit to the limestone venue this summer. Amma is nearing his goal of ten 5.15a (or harder) redpoints in 2015, complementing ticks like Catxasa (5.15a) in Santa Linya and Fight or Flight (5.15b) in Oliana, Spain.
“Finally… I still can not believe it happened,” Amma posted on Facebook. “I got a last chance. It was a miracle!”
Several days before the send, Amma wrote that he “broke a foothold… I had to change about five moves. It gets more intense, but less moves.”
Jungle Boogie first ascensionist Adam Ondra told UKC News that the route features “20 moves on tiny crimps” with no rest after the second bolt. Amma agreed, commenting in the film Time to Boogie that the route is “25 moves, really hard… and then it’s over.”
Jungle Boogie ascends the left side of Céüse’s Biographie Sector, littered with routes 9a+ and harder. The wall boasts an Ethan Pringle project and potential for more climbs in the 9b range, according to Ondra.
Amma’s Euro-tour will take him to Germany for the next installment of his 5.15a crusade. With climbs like Corona (5.15a) and Becoming (5.15a) lurking in the Frankenjura, there are plenty of routes to challenge Amma on his quest for ten 5.15a redpoints this year.
The Italian climber is just the fourth person to send a route of that grade.read more