Alex Huber Frees Giant Roof of the Cima Ovest

by Mick Ryan 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 click here