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1. Turkey 1,080 routes in Region

Summary:
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seasonality
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 34.776030, 39.054593

Description:

check out http://www.myturkishadventure.com/rock-climbing-in-turkey.html for overview of climbing areas

1.1. Marmara Region 107 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: 27.799377, 40.674520

1.1.1. Ballikayalar 91 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: 29.516311, 40.843300

Unique Features And Strengths:

Nice small crag close to Istanbul

Description:

Small gorge with limestone outcrops of different aspects east of Istanbul. This idyllic place is somewhat of a recreational reserve with a creek running along the valley and a popular weekend destination also for non-climbers, when it can become crowded. The sectors are termed "Left area" and "Right Area", which refers to the sides when looking INTO the gorge, as opposed to the geographical convention of left/right.

Approach:

public transport: From Istanbul, start at Harem Otogar (be sure to pronounce it "ha-REEHM"), which is bus terminal on the asian side. Take a minibus to Gebze (~2:00 h), where you take another towards Tavshanli ("tough-shunn-leh", do not confuse this with Tavsancil;0:10 h). Look for the rocks to be seen far left of the highway.The bus will drop you at the highway exit. Walk north through the village (3.3 km) or hitch a ride(usually works well) to the signposted reserve. car: from Istanbul, follow D-100 east to Tavshanli, go north till the final parking (fees on weekends).

Where To Stay:

Camping is said to be permitted on the Western plateau.

Ethic:

no pitons, no bolts where natural pro suffices.

1.1.2. Bilecik 16 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 29.998351, 40.130540

1.1.3. Geyve 0 routes in Crag

1.1.4. Golpazari 0 routes in Crag

1.2. Aegean Region 84 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 28.136042, 38.602179

1.2.1. Bafa 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: 27.529893, 37.501500

1.2.2. Narlidere 0 routes in Crag

1.2.3. Kaynaklar 80 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 27.270651, 38.358724

Description:

Limestone crag with about 170 routes and potential for more in area. Close to Izmir.

Access Issues:

The Turkish guidebook for western turkey is only 20 lira, and supports climbing development.

Approach:

From the village take the true left of the stream that runs through the plaza with ancient trees, and walk uphill, the streM being on your left. After a few hundred metres you pass a spring gushing across the road via a spout. Just after this cross the stream to the true right bank on a Rickety wooden bridge and then follow the stream towards the crag which is visible.

Where To Stay:

Hotel birlik is on the road to kalnaykar with regular buses and dolmuses going past door to village, 5 km away. Otherwise places in buca or Izmir. Apparently camping is possible near the base of the crag

1.3. Mediterranean Region 867 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 32.026787, 36.756593

1.3.1. Antalya 746 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 30.440707, 36.742536

1.3.2. Fethiya 20 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 29.138122, 36.501073

1.3.3. Nigde 85 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 35.091896, 37.872509

1.3.4. Adana 16 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 35.328093, 36.998082

1.4. Central Anatolia Region 0 routes in Region

1.4.1. Ankara 0 routes in Crag

1.4.2. peak erciyes 0 routes in Crag

1.5. Black Sea Region 22 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 36.397171, 40.936795

1.5.1. peak kackar 0 routes in Crag

1.5.2. peak zigana 0 routes in Crag

1.5.3. peak altiparmak 0 routes in Crag

1.5.4. Pelitozu 22 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 37.378932, 40.623437

1.6. Southeastern Anatolia Region 0 routes in Region

1.7. Eastern Anatolia Region 0 routes in Region

1.7.1. peak ararat 0 routes in Crag