Use onX Backcountry to explore the terrain in 3D, view recent satellite imagery, and more. Now available in onX Backcountry Mobile apps! For more information see this post.
Elevation: 4,267 ft 1,301 m
GPS: 39.06179, 35.4639
Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 438,481 total · 2,318/month
Shared By: acouncell on Nov 10, 2008 · Updates
Admins: Jake Dickerson

Description Suggest change

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:
adrenalinoutdoor.com/
maceracumhuriyeti.com/
kanyonltd.com/

Getting There Suggest change

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.

1,005 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Turkey Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Turkey

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
Lu
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 27
Saxafon
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 10
Rigolos
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 14
Turkish Standard
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Aquaplane
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 14
The Colonist
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Rocket Man
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 11
In Ordan
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 11
Fight The Butcher (Second Anchors)
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 13
Freedom is a Battle
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 22
Jaja City
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 14
Greek Gift
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 13
Lycian Highway (Second Anchors)
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 10
Diplomarbit
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
Geyikbayri Games
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lu Antalya Geyikba… > Sarkit
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Saxafon Antalya Geyikba… > Sarkit
 27
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Rigolos Antalya Geyikba… > Ottoman
 10
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Turkish Standard Antalya Geyikba… > Turkish Standard > Turkish Standard left
 14
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Aquaplane Antalya Geyikba… > Trebenna Sectors > Trebenna W Right
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Colonist Antalya Geyikba… > Sarkit
 14
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Rocket Man Antalya Geyikba… > Left Cave > Left Cave Sag / Right
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
In Ordan Antalya Geyikba… > Magara
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Fight The Butcher (Second A… Antalya Geyikba… > Trebenna Sectors > Trebenna W Right
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Freedom is a Battle Antalya Geyikba… > Trebenna Sectors > Trebenna W Middle
 13
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Jaja City Antalya Geyikba… > Sarkit
 22
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Greek Gift Antalya Geyikba… > Trebenna Sectors > Trebenna W Middle
 14
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Lycian Highway (Second Anch… Antalya Geyikba… > Trebenna Sectors > Trebenna W Middle
 13
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Diplomarbit Antalya Geyikba… > Trebenna Sectors > Trebenna W Right
 10
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Geyikbayri Games Antalya Geyikba… > Sarkit
 8
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
More Classic Climbs in Turkey »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

loading