/ Cold Turkey and hot rock

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Peter Hill - on 17 Apr 2012
Off to Turkey on family hoilday in June around Bodrum area. Although two weeks on sunbed drinking cold fizz is appealing, it would be great to get some climbing in. Anyone climbed, bouldered, scrambled, hiked in that area, or within a couple of hours drive?
craigloon - on 17 Apr 2012
In reply to Peter Hill:

This guy has some useful info.:

http://myturkishadventure.com/izmir.html
Big Steve - on 17 Apr 2012
In reply to craigloon:
> (In reply to Peter Hill)
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> This guy has some useful info.:
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> http://myturkishadventure.com/izmir.html

hey, thats my site. So people do actually look at it!

Theres nothing I know of in the Bodrum area, some great snorkelling and diving though. You can get to some great islands from Bodrum, they are well worth a trip.

For climbing, you can go along the coast in either direction. I have heard of climbing around Marmaris, although I have absolutely no idea where or how much. It will be very hot in June so early starts or late finishes

http://myturkishadventure.com/dalaman.html

If you really dont mind driving, there is good bouldering around Bafa Golu although you are looking at more than just a couple of hours drive
Alan Rubin - on 17 Apr 2012
In reply to Peter Hill: I think that the Rock Climbers Atlas, SE Europe has a section on Turkey which, in addition to giving detailed visiting information on a few areas, includes a map of the country showing further climbing areas and providing minimal information (climbing style--trad,sport, or bouldering and number of routes). I recall that they showed an area with a few sport routes close to Bodrum--though a somewhat bigger area is not too far off-shore from Bodrum---Kalymnos!!!!
Peter Hill - on 18 Apr 2012
In reply to Alan Rubin: Thanks to all for responses, I will dig deeper, recall doing some walking in hills around Marmaris many years ago so will investigate further.
Alan Rubin - on 18 Apr 2012
In reply to Peter Hill: The information I mention was in the Greece and Middle East volume of the Climber's Atlas not the SE Europe one. The entry shows one area with a grand total of 5 sport climbs (a couple of years ago) near Bodrum. But, if you've got the time, it really is only a short trip over to Kalymnos from Bodrum.
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Big Steve - on 18 Apr 2012
In reply to Alan Rubin: It may look a short distance on a map, but I doubt you can go from Bodrum to Kalymnos directly.

More likely Bodrum to Kos, then change ferries to Kalymnos and hope the timetables are working in your favour. The Bodrum ferry will also most likely only operate a few days a week. Dont forget your passport

Quick google found these times:

http://www.bodrumexpresslines.com/timetable.php


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