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Submitted By: acouncell on Nov 10, 2008  with updates from Luc-514
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Description 

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 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 19.5 miles from here

374 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',65],['3 Stars',181],['2 Stars',92],['1 Star',30],['Bomb',4]
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Classic Climbing Routes in Turkey

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Turkey:
Saxafon   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   Antalya Geyikbayiri : Sarkit
Lycian highway part two   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Antalya Geyikbayiri : Trebenna West Middle
Greek Gift   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 90'   Antalya Geyikbayiri : Trebenna West Middle
No Money No Dance   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 100'   Antalya Geyikbayiri : Trebenna West Middle
Nasenbar    5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 90'   Antalya Geyikbayiri : Trebenna West Right
Pumping on Big Mother's Breasts   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 85'   Antalya Geyikbayiri : Trebenna West Middle
Leon   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 80'   Antalya Geyikbayiri : Trebenna West Middle
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Featured Route For Turkey
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Trio de Ligoville 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  Europe : Turkey : ... : Mevlana
Climb up relatively easy rock to a jug rest. Launch up and right on increasingly difficult tufa, pocket, and crimp moves for four bolts. All the moves are relatively similar in difficulty, but the pump and power drain builds! Great route on excellent rock....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Nick Niebuhr
From: Telluride, CO
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)
By Juan Vargas 1
From: Edgewood, MD
Sep 21, 2014
There are also two very complete guidebooks for climbing in Aladaglar. "A Comprehensive Guide to Aladaglar" by Recep Ince, the owner of aladaglar camping, was published recently and can be purchased at his campground. I also saw Aladaglar guidebooks for sale in Geyikbayiri. For anyone planning a climbing trip to Turkey, Aladaglar is a must. The area possesses a wide range of high quality climbing from single-pitch sport and trad, to long multi-pitch routes (both trad/sport) at an alpine elevation. Reaching the area by bus is pretty easy.
By Brian
From: North Kingstown, RI
Mar 1, 2016
With an exception of a small portion of Turkey where there are no major climbing areas Turkey is in Asia not Europe. It is in the wrong area.

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