Hasse-Brandler VIII/7a+, 500m (a. k. a. North Face Direct)
Cima Grande di Lavaredo 2999 m, north face
FA: Lothar Brandler, Dieter Hasse, Jörg Lehne, Sigfries Löw, June 1958 (VI A2)
FFA: Kurt Albert, 1987
Free solo: Alex Huber, 2002
Gear: Take a full set of wires, some medium-size friends, slings and plenty of quickdraws
One of the original “superdirettisimas” on the north faces of the Alps. The quartet comprising some of the most well-known climbers in the history of German mountaineering forced a way over long overhanging section to the chimney-cracks leading to the summit. They had to resort to a short bolt traverse in order to reach a bivouac ledge at the end of the first day. On the following day bolts were also placed for belays, neverthereless they produced an adventurous, aid climbing pitches.