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1. Turkey 986 routes in Region

Summary:
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Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 29.821369, 38.617812

Description:

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

1.1. Western Turkey 188 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: 29.516072, 40.842841

1.1.1. Ballikayalar 89 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. Pelitozu 22 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

1.1.3. Geyve 0 routes in Crag

1.1.4. Golpazari 0 routes in Crag

1.1.5. Narlidere 0 routes in Crag

1.1.6. Kaynaklar 77 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport
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

1.1.7. Bafa 0 routes in Crag

1.2. Antalya 671 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 30.479661, 36.635741

1.2.1. Akyarlat 15 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

1.2.2. Geyikbayiri 465 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 30.478921, 36.876755

1.2.3. Olympos 191 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 30.470440, 36.394943

Unique Features And Strengths:

Located at the seaside, Olympos has it all. A good bunch of climbing areas, nearby pensions, a beautiful beach and coastal Roman ruins.

Approach:

Olympos is located 50-60 km south of Antalya. Take a (mini)bus from the airport or just go by taxi.

1.3. Nigde 75 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

1.3.1. Kazikli canyon 57 routes in Unknown

Summary:
All Sport
Description:

Close to Marti village and curkubag village. Over 100 routes on conglomerate limestone at 1600m. Both sides of the canyon have routes, providing sun and shade options.

1.3.2. Cimbar Valley 16 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Trad and Unknown
Description:

A gorge facing east west at 1600m. Routes are limestone. Closest routes are 1 minute from car. Routes vary from single pitch sports routes to long multi pitch alpine adventures.

Access Issues:

National park fees may apply. Guidebook available from ala daglar camping, where the owners are responsible for a lot of the route development.

Where To Stay:

Ala daglar camping is 6 km away.

1.3.3. Aladaglan 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.4. Adana 16 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

1.4.1. Anavarza 16 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

1.5. Bilecik 16 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

1.5.1. Osmanli 16 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

1.6. Fethiya 20 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 29.138122, 36.501073

1.6.1. Faralya 9 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 29.138086, 36.501141

1.6.2. Dalyan 11 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

1.7. Ankara 0 routes in Crag

1.8. peak kackar 0 routes in Crag

1.9. peak zigana 0 routes in Crag

1.10. peak ararat 0 routes in Crag

1.11. peak altiparmak 0 routes in Crag

1.12. peak erciyes 0 routes in Crag