Ballikayalar (Honey Crag) Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||maratumba on Oct 29, 2010 · Updates|
There is a very good guide book (ISBN 975-8293-33-8) of the area written by people who developed the area.
Unfortunately, I don't have it with me so I am writing all the information from my memory. I apologize for any missing information such as first ascencionists etc. I didn't miss anything technical about the routes. I didn't enter anything I wasn't sure about. So you can trust what you read.
If you need a guide for the area, send me a message, I might be able to arrange something.
Good hostel to stay in istanbul:
The officer will want you to pay 15 TL (might change). If you say you are a climber, he might accept less money.
From Istanbul with public transport: Take the Marmaray (long distance metro) from Istanbul to Gebze (6 TL max, less for shorter distances). You can take 2-3 dolmus (mini bus) for less than 5 TL each but knowing where to get off is important. Otherwise get a taxi from Gebze to Ballikayalar for 45 TL. Get the taxi's phone number so you have a way to leave the crag. Otherwise it's a 30 min walk back to Tavsanli (small town) before you'll find transport to Gebze.
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