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Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Ak Sai – Ala Archa, Pik Box (4,242m), Central Buttress of East Face, New Route

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  • Publication Year: 2008

Pik Box (4,242m), central buttress of east face, new route. Pik Box is popular for climbing. There are two classic routes: 4A on the northern wall (Aytbaeva, 1956), and 5B “The Balloon” (Mikhaylov, 1997) on the left side of the northern wall. In 15 hours of non-stop climbing, Vitalius Chepelenko and I ascended a new route on the eastern wall on September 16, proposed a difficulty rating of 4B. The vertical gain is 700m, and the length of the climb is 1,300m.

Ivan Pugachev, Kyrgyzstan, adapted from www.mountain.ru

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