Central buttresses of the Southern Wall, 5a Russian rating. Very memorable.
Climbed with Alex Trubachev. Great climb, wonderful company! See Alex's description...
Did the Summit together with Michael Thomas from USA in small weather window. Started from bivouac 4700m at 11.00 a.m. and been on the top at 14.00. The ridge was climbed mostly by hard packed snow, with some patches of hard ice.
The approach was tough and extremely dangerous in upper part - to gain the ridge we had to climb 400m of moderate ice exposed to rockfall. Including us only two teams did the Summit in the season 2007