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Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Karavshin Region, Peak 4810, East Face

Peak 4810, East Face. It was reported that the northeast face of 4810 was climbed by Alexander Odintsov and Igor Borihin from St. Petersberg via the Directissma (EDsup VI+ A4) in August, 1995. [While the report refers to the face climbed as being the northeast face, it was actually the magnificent east face, accessed directly from the Ak-Su valley, that was ascended-Ed.] The team transported their equipment to the base of the face on August 7. Climbing began on the 8th; the team chose to ascend the very center of this massive 1100-meter wall. Their ten day, 58-pitch climb entailed rock and icefall that whistled by far behind them and the cleaning of 5-10 centimeters of sand at certain points lower down on the climb. (GHM 1995-1996).