Voyager sit repeated by Niccolò Ceria!

Italian climber Niccolò Ceria has pulled off the first repetition of Voyager sit, graded 8B+ | V14 and first climbed by Ben Moon 9 years ago.

Una foto publicada por Niccolò Ceria (@nk_ceria) el

Today (…) the friction was pretty nice. I fortunately climbed the stand fast and then I figured out a good way to do the bottom. On my first try I linked the sequences and got to the top.

Voyager is an iconic problem in Britain’s Peak District. Ben Moon did it from the standing start (8B | V13) back in 2005. A year later he managed to top it starting at the base of the boulder, adding about 3-4 moves to the original. He called it “the hardest bit of climbing I have done” and graded it 8B+ | V14.

The problem is very condition dependent and though the standing start has seen its fair share of ascents, the low start has remained unrepeated for 9 years.

Here’s Ben Moon doing the first ascent:

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