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Geyikbayırı

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Summary

Easy access. Hundreds of routes. Limestone. 300 days of sun and shaded areas all day.

Description

Geyikbayırı offers a full range of routes ranging from the easy (5a) to the difficult (9a) in one of the most pristine and scenic areas of Turkey.

The official guidebook by Öztürk Kayıkcı can be bought at the camps in Geyikbayırı.

Access issues

Access is easy, by car or minibus, via a single paved road. Depending on where you stay furthest access is about a 30 minute walk.

Approach

Geyikbayırı is just 40km from the airport in Antalya. If you are coming from abroad it is best to fly into Antalya and take a taxi to your accommodation or rent a car.

All approaches are free access as it is all part of a national park with no rigid rules and no supervision.

Where to stay

There is heaps of places to stay in Geyikbayırı. Most people will stay at Josito for the Social vibes and also the ease of finding climbing partners as well and they do a really good decent Pizza Night. There is also Flying Goat Hostel which is just opposite Sarkıt crag. This two camps/Hostel supports the local development and bolting so most people will stay here but regardless there is heaps of cheap options and if you are planning to stay long term you can always discuss the price of monthly rental with the owners/manager.

Another option of course is to stay in town near Konyalti and rent a car as it works out to be the same if you are renting a bungalow at the camps.

Here's a full list of the climbing camps in the valley:

  • https://www.josito.de/
  • https://www.flyinggoat.camp/
  • https://www.rockclimbingantalya.com/
  • http://ridocamping.com/
  • http://www.climbersgarden.com/
  • https://peakguesthouses.com/
  • http://theland.com.tr/

Ethic

There are no restrictions aside from respecting the environment as the local government has been very tolerant and we don't want that to change. All bolting is stainless steel and not more than 10 years old. Between 20 to 30 new routes are opened every year and visitors are welcome to contribute to that with local advice.

History

History timeline chart

This area was discovered in 1995 by one of Turkey's top climbers. It has since grown very fast and is widely considered to be one of the best areas in the world for all levels and ages.

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Areas

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Name
Style
Routes
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Height
Grades
Moon sector
14
7
18m
Cesme sector
25
44
20m
Sarkıt sector
51
525
27m
Mağara sector
26
380
19m
1
Anatolia sector
34
234
29m
Geyik sector
11
25
23m
Michi crag
13
8
37m
Dragon sector
17
87
27m
Mandela sector
7
23
23m
Kebap sector
14
162
18m
Gizmo sector
29
188
20m
Zeus sector
4
0
21m
Kanyon sector
20
60
17m
Paşa sector
6
25
24m
Poseidon sector
18
223
24m
Ottoman sector
32
258
34m
Mevlana sector
31
340
29m
1
Toki sector
7
18
30m
1
Barbarossa sector
19
183
28m
1
Alaaddin sector
9
66
28m
Akdeniz sector
10
37
27m
Echoes sector
23
111
25m
Koridor sector
28
215
22m
Top Alani sector
19
29
24m
Küllüin sector
60
399
18m
3
Sincap sector
16
56
12m
Heart sector
13
59
23m
Left Cave sector
20
425
26m
1
Yilan sector
14
108
24m
Right Cave sector
11
123
19m
Yeniçay sector
10
31
16m
Alabalik sector
20
209
23m
106
1,166
27m
Sandal sector
3
3
36m
Patagonia sector
17
86
27m

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