9 March 2023

Niccolò Ceria does Off the Wagon Sit (8C+)

Niccolò Ceria has repeated Shawn Raboutou’s Off the Wagon Sit (8C+) in Valle Bavona, Insta video.

Could you tell us more about the ascent and how many sessions it took?
It was a nice climb mostly because I could understand how different my body was and how differently it moves from when I did it (the stand) in 2014 and the time I returned on it last Feb. I tried it one day on Nov 22 and then the day I did it in Feb. All the rest was from pre-2014.

So you actually sent it on the first day having not tried it for three months?
Yes, correct. I did climb between Nov and Feb. Some indoors in Jan because I couldn’t travel and then a trip to Sardinia in December.

What’s coming up next?
Aosta Valley in a few weeks :) then hopefully UK!

In 2005, Dave Graham started working on Off the Wagon (8B+) and the following year, Chris Sharma and Nalle Hukkataival began projecting it. Six years later, Nalle did the FA of the stand start calling it 8C. Two days later Jan Hojer did the first repeat, calling it 8B+, which was later confirmed. In 2018, Shawn Raboutou made the FA of the sit start, using the wagon, but it has also been done standing from the ground, in both cases using the same starting holds.
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