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Niky Ceria Bouldering in Yorkshire Fri Night Vid

© Niky Ceria Collection

This week's Friday Night Video takes us to Yorkshire where Italian climber Niky Ceria paid a visit earlier in the year. UK readers will remember Niky as the man who made the 2nd ascent of Ben Moon's Voyager Low Start in 2015. His affinity with climbing in the UK began much earlier during his childhood when he idolised a picture of Andy Earl on Cypher. He has made several trips since then, returning for the 'quiet and peaceful' British moors, the sense of community found in climbing walls and the attitude towards rock and nature.

Niky Ceria on Ben's Groove sit 7C+, Caley   © Niky Ceria Collection
Niky Ceria on Ben's Groove sit 7C+, Caley
© Niky Ceria Collection

Introducing the film, Niky wrote of his obsession with one particular gritstone line:

"Yorkshire is a region in the UK that I wanted to visit since a very long time. Finally last march I had the opportunity to go climbing in this amazing Gritstone destination located two hours up North of Manchester. The main reason which drove me to this place was the mythical arête of "Cypher", put up by Ben Moon in 2002. When I had 10 I had a little postcard of Andy Earl doing the famous kick move on Cypher right next to my bed and I have been dreaming for many years to climb this problem.


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Niky Ceria has spent much of the last decade travelling the world and climbing some of the hardest problems on offer. Originally from Northern Italy, Niky spends most of his time on the road and has a particular affinity...

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29 Sep, 2019

Since when is Caley/ Otley a satellite of Manchester?

however quite a good video !

1 Oct, 2019

Tender Homecoming is not E8 7a with a pile of pads that thick.

8 Oct, 2019

8 dislikes? Hmm. My brother's flatmate climbed it with no pads in about 1997/8 when he was 20 and I don't think pads even existed when Nick Dixon did the first ascent.

This is hardly a step forward is it?

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