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Pretty carpets in Turkey.

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Amazing sport and trad climbing, bouldering, and deep-water soloing all within a few hours' drive of...pretty much wherever you are on the western coast. Prime climbing season is often on the flipside of tourist season. In Turkey this means that many hotels and other services are closed for the winter.
Early November turned out to be perfect for us, despite it being "winter!"


From user maratumba:
Most of the rock is limestone. Generally sport, but also has lots of alpine and trad climbs. It has everything: incredible scenery, deep water soloing areas, beautiful mountains, amazing people.

Gear shops in istanbul:
www.adrenalinoutdoor.com/
www.maceracumhuriyeti.com/
www.kanyonltd.com/

Good site for information by the person who developed many areas throughout the country where you can also find route information:
www.ozturkkayikci.com/
www.ozturkkayikci.com/cheap/cheap.htm (route database)
www.ozturkkayikci.com/yayinlar/yayinlar.htm (guide books)

To get an idea of climbing in turkey, these excellent videos are recommended:
Free Range Turkey by Renan Ozturk


There are 8 videos in total where you can watch very good climbers like Daniel Woods, Sam Elias, Emily Harrington and Yuji Hirayama climb in Turkey's fascinating areas.


Getting There 

Fly via Europe. Many Euros vacation in the Med. region and Turkey is one of the cheaper destinations. Flying to Izmir puts you within a closer driving distance to Herakleia bouldering. However, flying to Antalya is more of a guarantee as it's the airport closest to Alanya, a big tourist destination. There is a lot of good sport climbing outside Antalya and there is DWS mere meters from the city streets...literally. Driving south from Antalya puts you in closer to good DWS; there is at least one guide service based in Olymnos. Flying to Dalaman puts you near Fethiye and the town of Olu Deniz; good DWS in this area as well.

We flew to Antalya and then drove through Fethiye to Herakleia; then back to Fethiye/Olu Deniz; then back to Antalya. There was good climbing at each stop.


187 Total Routes


['4 Stars',27],['3 Stars',76],['2 Stars',59],['1 Star',15],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',17],['5.10',76],['5.11',44],['5.12',27],['5.13',13],['>=5.14',2],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Turkey:
Saxafon   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 50'   Antalya Geyikbayiri : Sarkit
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Featured Route For Turkey
entering the crux sequence on Percussion

Percussion 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a  Europe : Turkey : ... : Left Side
Beautiful, sustained face climb. One of the first climbs in the area. Originally climbed as a trad route, this sport climb is the areas most classic route....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Hanzane
From: Squamish
Dec 29, 2013

There's a great climbing guide book called 'A Rock Climbing Guide to Antalya' that includes Geyikbayiri, Olympos, and a few other small spots. It's all translated to English and very descriptive. You can find the book online, or probably at most climbing gyms in Turkey. We got ours from Boulderistanbul. Support the local climbers by buying the book!! (it's only 30TL which is about $15)