Do you see the head? Legend has it that two brothers were fighting on the Datça peninsula. To stop the fighting, the father laid down between the 2, separating the peninsula and creating peace. Today, we just see his face when driving towards Datça...

Indian Man is the epicenter of climbing in Datça with multiple sectors and hundreds of routes in all grades. The cave of Can Baba, for many the reason to visit Datça, can be found here as well as Uzak Zürafa with its many long and mostly easier routes. Cold days are great for the sectors Shaman, Papinosaure and Nastrolopitheque.

For those who love a short approach check out Sektor Ay at the bottom of the valley. A sunny cliff with routes in many grades is Ejderha, located just below Can Baba and also easy to reach from Sektor Ay by following the cliff line up.

Although you might be tempted to climb at Indian Man only during your visit, do not forget to check out them many other cliffs located around Datça.


From Datça drive in direction of Marmaris until you reach Reşadiye (about 5km from the center of Datça). At the traffic light take a left in direction of Knidos and the ferry for Bodrum. Shortly after that, follow the signs for Knidos (take a left in direction West) and follow the road for about 2km until you see a Y-junction turn off on your left on a dirt road (there might be a sign for Yeşil Bahçe). Follow this dirt road until you see a big camp / picknick area on the right and a turn-off to the left that leads down to the wash. Park either here (36.72888, 27.62483) or continue across the wash and for about 100 meters to the parking along the road (just very few spots) (36.72393, 27.62276).

Follow the details for each sector from here.

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!


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