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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:44 pm 
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Hi Justin,

Howzabout you design an international climbing destination wiki site on Climb.za. I just went to Turkey and there is a dearth of information in the on the internet about where to climb and what the scene is. I eventually found myself near Antanlya and found a fantastic lime stone climbing area near the village of Geyikbayiri. It has hundreds of high quality routes and an excellent vibe with one of the local lodge climber owners (Of the "Climbers Garden") being very friendly and helpful. We did some really good sport routes just 3 minutes walk from the lodge.

There are also big multi-pitch trad routes in the area.

Compared to Kalymnos, this is paradise as it is green and aesthetic and not touristy at all. Cheap and easy to get to as well as Turkish Air flies to Istanbul and then a low cost Pegasus Air flight gets you there.

Watcha think.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:08 pm 
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Hi Snort,

Just read your mail and saw your post now. We're in Austria right now, Slovenia tomorrow and then heading to Rovinj (Croatia) for some beach time.
Your Turkey trip sounds awesome!

Funny you mention this, there seems to be a big rush to archive the worlds climbs of late (we've been approached by a few people recently).
Thanks for the thoughts, will give it some thought whilst on the beach and get back to you.

Chat soon,
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:52 am 
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SNORT wrote:
Hi Justin,

Howzabout you design an international climbing destination wiki site on Climb.za. I just went to Turkey and there is a dearth of information in the on the internet about where to climb and what the scene is.


Snort, you could try www.ukclimbing.com for gathering info about climbing spots. A lot of knowledgeable folk on the forum (plus some less so), and a good database of routes around the world.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=18697

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=3451

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=9677

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=9695

should have taken your trad rack too

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=20573


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:59 am 
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We did some really good sport routes just 3 minutes walk from the lodge.

You did what???

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:24 am 
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All things are relative. I love sport climbing when there is no trad to do.... No matter how good a sport route is it is never fro me nearly as exciting and interesting and scary and complex as the equivalent trad route.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:26 am 
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Chris F, thanks for the heads-up. This is exactly the kind of WIKI that I was thinking of.....


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:28 pm 
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SNORT youre kidding right? There is loads of info about climbing in Turkey on the web, including a website called (DUH!) www.climbinturkey.com! (although they are guides), another good source is: http://climb-europe.com/RockClimbingTurkey.htm.
If you've found your way to Geyik then they will be able to inform you of other areas.


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