Discover Turkey, home of rock climbing
Turkey is a paradise for rock climbers with its popular rock climbing areas, offering a wide range of sports routes. Don't miss the climbing explosion.
Rock climbing is an activity in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a predefined route without falling.
Rock climbing in Turkey is a relatively new sport, which was started when a few climbers discovered some routes in the Aladaglar National Park in 1993. Today over 15 different rock climbing areas can be found in Turkey with thousands of well protected sport climbing routes.
Also Turkey has a massive opportunity for establishing new routes because of its large mountainous nature.
The potential for new routes is huge and growing lots of local and foreign climbers are developing the climbing routes.
Turkey is famous country as a growing rock climbing destination with its year round sunshine, an abundance of quality climbing of all grades. There are all styles of climbing to be found in Turkey, sports, adventure, bouldering, big walls.
Turkey is one of the most advantageous countries in Europe with its abundance of natural rock climbing areas.
Popular rock climbing destinations waiting for their visitors;
Geyikbayiri, Dedegol, Karakayalar, Harmankoy, Sivrihisar, Ballikayalar, Kaynaklar, Olympos, Sarikaya, Geyve, Aladaglar, Akyarlar, Nusret, Bafa Lake, Kelkayalar, Butterfly Valley, Karataslar, Cakit Valley, Kemaliye, Kackar Mountains, Kokluce Canyon, Narlidere, Kas.
Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber's strength, endurance, agility and balance along with mental control. It can be a dangerous sport and knowledge of proper climbing techniques and usage of specialised climbing equipment is crucial for the safe completion of routes.
Geyikbayiri, Beydaglari, Antalya
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