I don't see a Breemer, et al route in there, but that isn't to say one hasn't been done. I'm not up to date like I used to be. Not at all.
Base, five months before the FA of A Fine Piece, I was in on the first winter ascent of Cerro Torre's west face in 1999 (the Ferrari Route) with three Swiss guys -- Thomi Ulrich, David Fasel, and Stephan Siegrist. Amazing trip, and very difficult both physically and emotionally. But really incredible to be out there on the ice cap in winter, stupendously alone. It was like being in another world.
I'm super excited that Joel Kauffman just commented on my A Fine Piece post, calling it "alpine granite perfection," and adding the news that the route has received at least one other ascent this season. Wow. I really do think that route deserves to evolve into a classic.
If I'm understanding Joel's comment correctly, Blake Herrington and Scott Bennett climbed a variation start. (I'm still not clear if it had been repeated prior to this season.)
They apparently recovered a Lost Arrow Jim and I left on a descent anchor, and I've got my fingers crossed that it'll survive the Kauffman season and get returned to me so I can give it a place of honor on the shelf that divides my kitchen and living room.
greg, thanks for the update on a fine piece. it looks great and i hope to view it this season as i do the icecap traverse. great stories of climbing with the legend donini. hoping to get up the rut normal on guillamet this season with the wife, oldest brother, and brock wagstaff. still livin the dream. cheers, steve