12 Aug Pan Aroma – Pou brothers – Video
The north face of Cima Ovest Lavaredo has become on summer of 2010, theater of performances of some great European top climbers.
First was Austrian Hansjorg Auer with the first repeat of Pan Aroma, the masterpiece of German Alex Huber that pass one of the largest roofs of Dolomites with a pitch of 8c.
Soon after it was the turn of the Bavarian Heli Kotter on Pan Aroma and later on Bellavista, 8b + again a route first ascended by Alex Huber.
On 14/15 July Pan Aroma was repeated by Basque brothers Iker and Eneko Pou.
They tried the route a couple of days, meeting in wall Kurt Astner and Massimo Da Pozzo on Bellavista, and finally on July 13 carried out the redpoint of all the pitches. It was not a walk, as the 8c ‘s pitch took 5 attempts to Iker Pou
They then came up to cross the Cassin route at 18.30 and threatened a big storm: the two Basques could descent from that point, but finding it to be not ethically correct, they bivouacked concluding their repetition on the summit of the Cima Ovest.
Source: Pou website