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Summary

Easy access. Hundreds of routes. Limestone. 300 days of sun and shaded areas all day.

Description

Geyikbayiri offers a full range of routes ranging from the easy (5a) to the difficult (8c) in one of the most pristine and scenic areas of Turkey.

Access issues

Access is easy, by car or minibus, via a single paved road and there is no walking for more than 10 minutes.

Approach

All approaches are free access as it is all part of a national park with no rigid rules and no supervision.

Where to stay

Stay at Climber's Garden for camping and at The Land for individual bungalows. Both offer restaurant service as well as DIY.

Ethic

There are no restrictions aside from respecting the environment as the local government has been very tolerant and we don't want that to change. All bolting is stainless steel and not more than 10 years old. Between 20 to 30 new routes are opened every year and visitors are welcome to contribute to that with local advice.

History

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This area was discovered in 1995 by one of Turkey's top climbers. It has since grown very fast and is widely considered to be one of the best areas in the world for all levels and ages.

Areas

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Name
Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
Cesme Area
23
1
19m
Sarkıt Area
49
121
27m
Anatolia Sector
27
33
29m
Geyik Area
19
7
22m
Dragon Sector
3
5
29m
Kekik Sector
-
0
0
Kebap Sector
7
14
20m
Gizmo Sector
29
37
21m
Zeus Sector
2
0
21m
Kanyon Sector
16
17
17m
Pasa Sector
6
4
24m
Akdeniz Area
-
0
0
Echoes Sector
7
1
21m
Yilan Area
14
24
24m
Yeni Cay Sector
7
12
18m

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