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Alex Huber Frees Giant Roof of the Cima Ovest

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The Bavarian climber, Alex Huber, notable for his big wall free climbing in Yosemite (1995 Salathé, 1998 El Niño and Free Rider, 2000 Golden Gate, 2003 Zodiac), as well as cutting edge sport climbs, alpine routes and solos has free climbed a major line on the Cima Ovest in the Dolomites.

Alex reports, "The giant roof of the Cima Ovest is without any doubt one of the most impressive formations in the climbing world. In 1968, these 40 horizontal meters were first climbed by the Germans, Gerhard Baur and the Rudolph brothers and their route got famous as the “biggest roof on earth.”

You can read his report about Pan Aroma , illustrated with photographs by Michael Meisl at UKClimbing.com: click here


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9 Aug, 2007
God, and its only 'should be about 8c' What the hell are those 9a's like?
10 Aug, 2007
Now that is what I call exposure! The UKC article seems to be an translated (presumably by the Author himself) and somewhat abbreviated version of a German-language article, found here: http://www.climbing.de/detail.php?1545 Unfortunately, the concluding paragraph in the German version—which might be intresting for fellow anoraks—is missing from the English version. I didn't know that (Bellavista, after "intensive cleaning of the holds", is not in the same state as the route was when I first climbed it.
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