Elevation: 3,919 ft
GPS: 38.261, 34.292 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Merrick Schaefer on Jul 18, 2019
Admins: Jake Dickerson

Description

The Ilhara Valley (Ihlara Vadisi) is a gorge with a pleasant stream running beneath basalt columns with scattered volcanic tuff boulders throughout. It is a popular tourist stop on many Cappadocia tours. The numerous cliffs do not appear to have any established climbs on them however the valley is full of boulders which yield nice climbing. The valley is about 14 kilometers long and the cliffs rise to about 100 meters. There are a number of churches carved into the cliffs, some restaurants at the base of the canyon near the stream and a popular hiking trail.

Getting There

Drive to the town of Ihlara or Belisirma (3 hour drive south-west of Ankara on D750). There are four main ways down into the valley: 1) You can descend through the Ihlara village, 2) about 4k from Ihlara there is an entrance 300 steps down into the valley, 3) descend through the Belisrma  village (7km from Ihlara village). This is the only area cars can reach the bottom, or 4) descend near the historic Selime Monastery.

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