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Jimmy Webb flashes Ammagamma, ~8B

Jimmy Webb on Ammagamma, ~8B, The Citadel, Grampians, 76 kb
Jimmy Webb on Ammagamma, ~8B, The Citadel, Grampians
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Jimmy Webb has made a flash ascent of Klem Loskot's 1999 classic Ammagamma, ~8B, at The Citadel in the Grampians, Australia.

"Despite the unstable weather we're making it happen down here in OZ. The climbing style and rock quality has definitely exceeded my expectations. Yesterday was a perfect day and I took advantage by flashing the mega classic 'Ammagamma' 8B. I've been wanting to climb this one for as long as I can remember and it feels amazing just to climb on it." 

As far as I know, this was the first flash of the problem, even though some, like Niky Ceria for example, have been close. Originally the problem started one move higher and was called Ummagumma. Klem than added the first move, changed the name to Ammagamma and bumped the grade to ~8B+. It was later downgraded after a quick ascent by Fred Nicole. 

 

Jimmy Webb is sponsored by: Five Ten, Hippytree, Metolius and Organic Climbing



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