See below post for the trip report.
Talked with Eric Pehota. I sort of assumed that they had skied the line that I did. Turns out they skied the direct line towards the main summit.
Eric described their route as follows, “We climbed from the base of the chute, about 2 thirds the way up we climbed to left, just right of the main summit. The top 75m or so were 60 to 70 degree rime ice which we did not ascend.”
Cheers to Eric for digging out his climbing diary and providing his description . . . a true legend!
I revised my route picture below, with their line in green. So it turns out my line was a new variation. I don’t know if my variation has been climbed before as well. Maybe one of the old guard climbers can chime in. Here is the description of the first ascent of the Armenian from Bivouac.com.
“Armenian Express (1985) C. Zozikyan (solo). Steep snow . The next couloir right of Siberian Express. Mostly 35 degrees but up to 65 at the top. Climbed 3 days after the FA of Siberian Express, this line finishes on the upper South Arete. On the first ascent Carlo made an unequipped summit bivi in temperatures reaching -30C. Unlike Siberian X this line may not have been skied; it is slightly steeper at the top.”