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Odessa

  • Grade context: FR
  • Photos: 1
  • Ascents: 1
  • Aka: Одессы
  • Aka: Peak 4810

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Access issues inherited from Karavshin

The threat of terrorism seems to have dissipated in the years since Tommy Caldwell & Beth Rodden got shot at in their portaledge. From the early 2020s, the region unfortunately seems to be scene to increasingly violent border tensions with the Tajikistan military. The potential for sporadic, violent clashes is real. Best to check with your embassy on the current situation before booking any trips.

Recent border tensions background for 2022 & here for 2021

Ethic inherited from Karavshin

Many of the routes use Russian Alpine grades. These are unsupported on the crag so have been converted to UIAA. Take these conversions with a massive grain of salt.

Russian to UIAA formula

Russian alpine grades

History

History timeline chart

There is a good sumary of climbing history on the East Face available from the AAC

Routes

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The NW ridge & arete. The approach on the glacier between Odessa and LOMO is somewhat serious (go early; stick to the Odessa side)

FA: 1995

FA: 1994

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