04 December 2009
The 2009 has been an extraordinary year for the very talented austrian climber Hansjörg Auer (well known for his free solo of the Pesce in Marmolada): this summer he free climbed Silberschrei 7c at Sass de la Crusc and La Cattedrale 8a in Marmolada, and - between 31.8 and 01.09 , with one night on portaledge, belayed by his brother Vitus - has done the first free ascent of Vogelfrei, a 400meters route - 14 pitches 8b/8b+ - on the central part of Schüsselkarspitze’s South wall.
Vogelfrei was first ascended on 1997 by Michi Wärthl, Tom Dauer and Chris Semmel.
Auer - Marmolada and Sass de la crusc
Source: Hansjörg Auer