Stefano Carnati king of Jungle Boogie 9a+ at Céüse
At Céüse in France, 22-year-old Italian climber Stefano Carnati has repeated Jungle Boogie, a 9a+ sport climb established in 2012 by Adam Ondra.
Taking advantage of perfect conditions at Céüse in France last Friday, Italy’s Stefano Carnati managed to repeat Jungle Boogie. Located in the famous Biographie sector, this intense 9a+ was freed in 2012 by Adam Ondra and has been repeated by, amongst others, Sachi Amma and Stefano Ghisolfi.
Carnati started attempts a few months after his redpoint of nearby Biographie, but Jungle Boogie provides a completely different style of climbing: 25 extreme moves on razor-sharp holds, followed by another 20m slab which far easier but, true to Céüse, offers runout climbing where a fall is best avoided. It's easy to understand why the 22-year-old took a full 15 minutes to negotiate that section!
Jungle Boogie is now Carnati's fourth 9a+ after Goldrake at Cornalba in 2016, Biographie at Céüse in 2018, and Demencia Senil at Margalef in 2019.
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