Long Intimidating Tufa Lines with some of the best sport climbs this region has to offer.


At the moment at the Çitdibi rocks are 88 routes (102 pitches, including extensions) in the grades 5c-9? , most of the routes you can find in the grades 7a to 8b. The routes are all modern and safe equipped with glue-in bolts. The crags of Çitdibi offer very various styles of climbing.

In the right side Canyon sector you can find spectacular tufa lines on rock with blue and orange stripes. The crag is in this part 140m high, what makes this sector also attractive for fans of hard multi pitch routes. Some of the routes here are very long (up to 55m! single pitch). To climb in this sector, it's best you come with an 80m or 100m rope. With a 70m rope you can rappel on intermedia belays or lower of to the opposite of the canyon. The grades in this sector are between 6c+ and 9a?.

At the opposite side of this sector you can find the left side Canyon sector with easier routes ( 5c -7b+). The rock here is not so colourful as at the opposite side, but some of the routes offer still nice climbing on mostly crimps and crags. After the early spring time, when a lot of water drops from the opposite wall on this sector this crag can be a little dirty, before the first climbers brushed it.

The sector Magara [cave] showes up with steep athletic climbs on mostly big stuff, the sector hosts some of the best routes of Çitdibi. The place and surrounding of this place is specially nice and even perfect for families. Some extensions, that are worth to do, are up to 55m long - so bring a long rope with you. Grades between 7a+ and 8b+

Access issues

No Access issues but please keep in mind to pack your rubbish, cigarette buds etc and bring it down with you.


Approach is through Masal Refuge which is own by Tobias and Duygu also the owners of Josito in Geyikbayiri, Pass through a gate and make sure you close it and follow the signs and cairn up a gentle sloping hike to reach the top of the wall where you will see Magara one with a swing there. It takes about 20 minutes to hike up or 10 if you are fast.

Where to stay

There is only one place to stay in Citdibi and its "Masal Refuge". You can find more information here


History timeline chart

The Çitdibi rock climbing area is one of the youngest climbing spots in Turkey. The crag, which is situated on about 1000m altitude, was found by chance while a mountainbike tour in 2002. The main development of the crag had to wait untill the year 2013 when the bolting team of Petzl opened a lot of new routes for the Petzl Rocktrip 2014.


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Author(s): Öztürk Kayikci

Date: 2023

ISBN: 9786259930107

A definitive rock climbing guidebook for Antalya describing all the sport climbing to be found at Geyikbayiri, Olympos, Yarasali, Citdibi, Beycik, and Kaputas.

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