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Yellow Wall

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Yellow Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 11,315'
Location: 39.613, 70.24261 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: chris harkness on Feb 10, 2014
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As you enter the U-shaped Kara Su Valley, the Yellow Wall defines the right side, and the left side is defined by Asan/Usen, Peak 4810, and Wall of 1000 years of Russian Christianity. The Yellow Wall is the cliff that Tommy and Beth were forced off of by gunfire in 2000 and kidnapped. 4 years later when I went, it seemed heavily guarded by Kyrgyz military and safe.

There are several routes up this wall. The most popular is the Diagonal route (Russian 5b), a left to right diagonal. My party ventured up a route on the left side of the wall, which we were told by a Russian expedition that was there, was a new route. We named it "Everything is Normal", and should prove to be a great warm-up route for the area.

Getting There 

If you make it to the Kara Su Valley, you will be able to see the Yellow Wall just after exiting basecamp. Nothing complicated about the approach, you may have to cross the glacial river, but hike straight to it. Maybe a 1 hour hike from basecamp.

Climbing Season

Weather station 24.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: The red line indicates route, and bolted rap route...

Everything is Normal 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b A2  Asia : Kyrgyzstan : ... : Yellow Wall
This was a nice plumb line on the left side of the wall. We showed our route to a Russian expedition there at the time, and they felt that this was a new route. We found some old hardware near the top of the cliff, so it's hard to be sure of anything around there. Anyway, it is now equipped with bolted stations up the length of our route (about 1200'), so bailing from any point on this route will be easy. At the time, we were limited on time, and I had gotten injured, so we aided most of it. The...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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