One hour of driving away from Istanbul, the largest city of Turkey, this area is the first developed sport climbing area in the country. The rock is loose on rarely climbed routes, otherwise solid.
From istanbul: Drive on TEM towards Ankara (east) take "Gebze" exit. Continue and pass Gebze. Approximately 10 km. outside Gebze, Make a right towards "tavsanli", keep right on the fork. Go through the village, make a right towards a bridge. After a few curves, you will see the "Ballikayalar Park" sign on your left. Follow the sign until you reach a parking lot.
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