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Description

The Big cave, dedicated to the really famous Turkish poet Can Ucel, Can Baba is one of the most impressive tufa caves around. The bottom of the cliff is super comfortable and well protected from rain.

The left side of the cave (starting with "Knidos") is first in the shade, the right, south facing side (starting with "Bouldervar") is in the shade from mid-afternoon on.

Approach

From the parking for Indian Man hike back until the road is closest to the wash and look out for cairns to find a well marked trail crossing the wash and leading up to the cliff.

Alternatively you may also hike up from Sektor Ay on a steeper trail along the cliff.

Ethic inherited from Datça

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!

Routes

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Set: Rafsta, Nov 2014

An epic and endless ride along the single black tufa.

Set: Adam Okrasinski & olivier, Oct 2014

Set: Rafsta, Nov 2014

Set: Ivan Muscat, Nov 2015

Full length of Busca show, pass right at the anchor.

Set: Ivan Muscat, Nov 2015

A short, technical climb with a sting at the end.

Set: Werner Luneau, Jan 2014

Takes a "loop" to the right on some of the same holds as Black Hole before following the tufa up high.

Set: olivier, Feb 2015

Another classic at the entrance of the cave. An awesome combination of technical climbing with a low crux leads to some great, sometimes reachy moves on often good holds before a heart-breaking finish to the black hole...

Set: Werner Luneau, Jan 2014

Extension 1 of Black Hole. Climbs 9 more bolts from pitch 1.

Set: Adrien Boulon, Nov 2015

Extension of "Fire in the black hole L2".

Set: Adrien Boulon, Nov 2015

Set: Benjamin Coup, Nov 2015

Extension of "Radio Datça". Initially graded 8b+ but after a hold broke regraded to 8c by Gé Pouvreau.

FFA: Gé Pouvreau

Set: Ivan Muscat, Nov 2015

Starts on the same short slab as "Datça Rodeo" but takes the left line of bolts after that.

Set: Zorbey Aktuyun, Oct 2013

Extension of Knidos.

Set: Ivan Muscat, Nov 2015

Starts behind the olive tree with a short slab before the action kicks in. Great tufa climbing for the full length high into the cave.

Set: olivier, May 2014

Set: Fabrice Pini, May 2014

Same first 3 bolts as Yelmek, then go right.

Set: Fabrice Pini, May 2014

A variant of Üstsüz branching out right at the tufas.

Set: Michel Piola

Set: Emrah Özbay, May 2013

Extension 1 of "Il giardino del sirena" (2nd pitch).

Set: olivier, Sep 2014

This is the line to an anchor just before the hard crux of "Out of energy" (3rd pitch).

FA: Adrien Boulon

Extension of "Out of next life" (4th pitch).

Set: Klemen Becan, Nov 2014

A right variant of "Out of energy". Climb the first few bolts including the hard crux and then follow the right line of expansion bolts.

Extension of "Out of energy" (5th pitch).

Set: Klemen Becan, Nov 2014

The line starting with the obvious pockets.

Set: olivier, Mar 2013

Extension of Rüzgar.

Set: Nicolas Nastorg, Feb 2015

Set: olivier & Evren Kirazli, Mar 2013

Extension of Meltem. Shares the anchor with "Zaman".

Set: Nicolas Nastorg, Feb 2015

Going up through the almost white crescent.

Set: Werner Luneau & Adrien Boulon, Nov 2014

The route name is written on the rock. Finishes at the big hole, watch out for the owl that might live in there .

Set: Klemen Becan, Nov 2014

Extension of "Helmet and Katana". Shares the anchor with "Meltemosore".

Set: Nicolas Nastorg, Feb 2015

Right extension of "Helmet and Katana" (2nd pitch).

Set: Klemen Becan, Nov 2014

Extension of "Limit of explosion" (3rd pitch). Grade to be confirmed.

Set: Klemen Becan, Nov 2014

Starts with a slabby section followed by technical climbing and a short, steeper section with tufas to the anchor.

Set: olivier, Jan 2014

Goes up the vertical section inside the cave.

Set: olivier, Jan 2014

Same start as "Can Baba" but then head left before the anchor, to the big hole and the anchor of "Helmet and Katana".

Set: Adrien Boulon, Feb 2015

Climb "Fort comme un tuc" and the extension called Zaman to make it Zor. Shares the anchor with "Meltemosore".

Set: Nicolas Nastorg, Feb 2015

The classic line at the bottom of the cave. Follows the line left of the obvious tufa. A must do.

Set: Zorbey Aktuyun, Mar 2013

Extension of "Can baba". Climbs to the anchor of "Keurban".

Set: Zorbey Aktuyun

Just to the right of Can Baba on the less structured wall.

Set: Benjamin Coup, Feb 2015

Straight up and then a bit right trending to the anchor just below the big hole. Initially graded 7c. In 2021 a hold broke, making it rather 7c+.

Set: olivier, Apr 2014

Extension of "What the mic mac". Continues just right of the big hole to join "Big Can Baba" and climbs to the anchor of "Keurban".

Set: Nicolas Nastorg, Feb 2015

Start off to the right of the big massive penis like hanging tufa through a small roof, sustain with a crux in the middle.

Set: Werner Luneau & Nicolas Nastorg, Feb 2014

Extension of Bouldervar. Climbs to the anchor of Big Can Baba.

Set: Nicolas Nastorg, Feb 2015

Powerful and tricky. Shares the anchor with "La française des vieux".

Set: Nicolas Nastorg, Jan 2015

Left trending line with awesome technical and poweful climbing. Shares the anchor with Testere.

Set: Adrien Boulon, Nov 2015

Starts between the first dark grey slabby tufas at the bottom of the wall and passes left of the stalagtite before the anchor.

Set: Zorbey Aktuyun, Jun 2014

Extension of Kanunsuz. Shares anchor with "Limit of explosion".

Set: Adrien Boulon, Nov 2015

Set: Zorbey Aktuyun, Jun 2014

Another classic of the cave. Follow the line left of the round, dark grey tufa, then pass between the tufas to reach the last tricky section of the climb. This climb offers all styles in one!

Set: Zorbey Aktuyun, Oct 2013

Same start as Nefs but then left.

Set: Zorbey Aktuyun, Jun 2014

Set: Zorbey Aktuyun, Jun 2014

Extension of "Nefs". Goes up high to the top of the cave in the grey streak.

Set: Adrien Boulon, Dec 2017

FA: Florence Pinet, 2018

Set: Zorbey Aktuyun, Jun 2014

Initially graded 7c but downgraded by Zorbey to 7b+.

Set: Zorbey Aktuyun, Jun 2014

Extension of Medusa.

Set: Zorbey Aktuyun

Set: Rafsta, Nov 2014

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