Antalya Geyikbayiri Rock Climbing
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The rock is amazing limestone full of karstic features which make for very unique limstone climbing. Hundreds of sport routes spread among walls facing every direction, so shade/sun climbing is possible year round. As it is for the rest of turkey the climbing season in Geyikbayiri is during the tourist off season. I was there at the end of summer just before peak climbing season so i can't say anything for the crowds as we were able to climb anything we wanted just as long as it was in the shade. A nice stream runs behind JoSiTo camp which makes for a great cool down in the heat of the day. There are great local markets a couple of days a week that sell fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, etc.
Geyikbayiri is located about 20km NE of Antalya. The best way to access the crags is to contact your lodging provider and arrange a pick up. There are public buses that run to a town about 6km from two climbing camps but then the rest is walking or hitching. The locals are very friendly and are willing to give rides. I cant tell you which bus it is or where the bus stop is. The camp at JoSiTo (www.josito.de) was a great place to stay. From here approaches range and start at 10 min hike.
Classic Climbing Routes at Antalya Geyikbayiri
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