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A Rock Climbing Guidebook For Antalya Pdf 20 [PORTABLE]

Geyikbayiri is the largest sport climbing area in Turkey. The crag itself is situated 25km from the busy tourist city of Antalya, with the only "tourists" being rock climbers! The main crag is 1.5km long, plus several other buttresses, providing over 700 routes across at all grades. However there is still potential to develop many more! The climbing is on superb limestone rock, with many features such as slabs and faces with small crimps to bomber overhanging tufas and roofs. The majority of the routes are single pitch though there are some 2-pitch routes as well. The crag has only been developed since 2001 and therefore all of the routes have good quality bolts.

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Further south is another excellent sport climbing area at Olympos, with several crags. Here there are over 300 routes on perfect limestone rock across all grades. The rock climbing has slabs with small pockets that require technical moves and lots of balance through to tufas and huge roofs. Some of the crags also have the advantage of only being a few hundred metres from the beach. This area also has several walls that are suitable for deep water soloing (DWS) with the sea being deep enough to attempt routes from 8 to 20m long. The only down side is that these walls can only be approached by boat.

With many low cost airlines flying into Antalya airport, this is a great place for a budget rock climbing holiday. Geyikbayiri is situated 500m above sea level, making it less humid and cooler than Antalya.

The best time to visit both Geyikbayiri and Olympos for rock climbing is from September through to June, though the rainy season is December and January. The exception to this is the crag at Citdibi. The crag faces east and is at an altitude of 1,000m, which means the best time to climb here, is from June to the end of December.

For accommodation there are a number of campsites/bungalows to rent at Geyikbayiri and Olympos, see our accommodation for rock climbers in Antalya page for more information. There are many tourist areas/package destinations around Antalya such as Kemer, which offer cheap hotel/apartment accommodation. These are a good place to stay if you are planning to do a few days climbing as part of your general holiday.

Should you want to have more info about all sport climbing possibilities around Meteora, check out the new guidebook by Vangelis Batsios: Meteora Sport Climbing Guide

I bought your guidebook before going out last year and thought it was one of the best climbing guides I have ever used. Along with pragmatic, safe bolting an sustainability of tourism, I think it is one of the key things that has helped to unlock the islands potential as a climbing destination.

A little precursory Olympos, Turkey, travel planning tip: spend one day diving, one day rock climbing, one day at the beach and one day on an ATV safari. This will give you built in sleeping time, even as late as 1:00 or 2:00 pm in case you get one of those pesky hangovers. ?

This is the definitive rock climbing guidebook for Antalya describing all the sport climbing to be found at Geyikbayiri, Olympos and Citdibi. In total over of 1,200 routes are described across a wide selection of grades. Also included is information about the deep water soloing (DWS) to be found at Olympos.

Each area has a good location map, and a general description of the rock climbing to be found at each crag. All the routes are shown on full colour photo-topos, with French grades, route length and the number of bolts. The guidebook also has many excellent action photographs. 350c69d7ab


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