Altitude 393m a.s.l
Light side of the moon © WillDC
IF YOU ARE ADDING ROUTES THAT ARE NOT IN THE DATABASE - PLEASE ADD A DESCRIPTION AS TO WHERE THEY ARE AND WHAT THE CLIMBING INVOLVES. This area includes Trebanna, Alabalik and the lower cave areas.
Geyikbayiri takes its name from the nearby village. The main crag faces predominantly south and is almost a mile long with over 500 routes. A new guidebook was published in 2014.
The climbs generally follow good lines up impressive features. Most of the routes are single pitch, generally 25 - 30 metres with some up to 60m. There are also a few two pitch routes.
There is a second, smaller, south-facing crag towering the JoSiTo campsite. It has about 75 routes, the first of which is 'Hart Aber Herzlich' in the Logbooks route list for the crag.
There is a north facing crag to the west of the JoSiTo campsite, a short 10 minutes walk. Trebbena has some amazing steep lines on overhanging Tufa, often with intermediate lower off points allowing progressively longer and harder routes. Aquaduct is Turkey's first 8c in Turkey and is the work of Tobias Haug, the "To" of Josito.
Further down the valley is another crag - Alabalik (which means Trout) - again 10 minutes walk from Josito. Here there are some easier lines but the best are hard, including a couple of projects....
The most prolific bolter was Öztürk Kayıkçı when he ran the Climber's Garden campsite below Sarkıt Sector. In recent years, this role has been taken on by Tobias who is responsible for about a thrid of all the routes. M. Piola is also a regular visitor and new router.
The larger campsite, JoSiTo, run by German ex-pats is in the lovely valley below the second crag. It has several bungalows, shower facilities and a club house / bar in which delicious meals are served.
Summer (July / August) is really too hot to climb unless you really love humidity, heat, and sun. May/Jun and September/October can require some moving around to climb in the shade, and there is always the north face of Trebbena. December and January can be cold at night but when the sun shines, as it usually does, the conditions are perfect. Outside of the winter months there is very little rain.
|I am happy to add them, but the ones at the bottom need more info before I can confirm them. Like which sector they are in.|
Mowglee - 18/Nov/14
|A lot of climbs need adding.|
rubben - 18/Nov/14
|Covers quite a diverse range of crags - Trebenna is a completely amazing crag, full of awesome features.|
joeldering - 09/Apr/14