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Datça is often called the new Turkish gem in the climbing press. Tufa-rich limestone cliffs and a beautiful coastline offer everything your heart desires for a climbing trip.
Climbing ranges from easy grades bolted for beginners to the highest grades in steep caves including some multi-pitch routes. The rock quality is extraordinary and sectors offer all orientations making climbing possible all year.
Datca is located in the southwest of Turkey on a beautiful peninusla not far from famous Marmaris and Bodrum. You can reach it by flying into Dalaman and take a taxi bus leaving almost after every flight arrives, Bodrum and take a ferry (only from June to October) or Izmir and drive there. You can also reach it from Antalya (5 hours drive along the coast) or by ferry from Kalymnos (not all year round, so check).
Where to stay
Check one of the many pensions or boutique hotels in Datça and rent a scooter. A good and nice recommendation is the pension Yavuzapart Hotel http://yavuzapart.com/.
You are in a mediterranean environment with sometimes strong winds and dry forrests. It is absolutely forbidden to make fires or camp in the nature. Any wrong doing might result in closing of this beautiful climbing spot!
New bolting should only be done using stainless steel glue-in bolts!
The area was developed mostly by Olivier Nicolet in the years 2013 to 2016.
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