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 Post subject: Cappadocias in Turkey
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:43 am 
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http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/06/hot-air-ballooning-over-cappadocias.html

Anyone ever been here? Know if it is climbable? It looks amazing.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:48 am 
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yip I've been there.
take crampons and an ice axe :)
that stuff is soft volcanic ash compacted into a sort of 'roc'
It's very friable and you can dig a room out with a spade in a few hours. There are entire underground cities that early Christians built when they were being persecuted.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:12 pm 
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Yeah, it's a very cool to check out, but as Brussel says the rock is very soft. I couldn't resist though and climbed up a very low angled dome that looked ok, but it was like climbing kitty litter and I slid back 1 pace for every 2 forward, and basically glissaded back down and stopped in a pile of gravel at the bottom. Not recommended.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:38 pm 
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Was going to go there at the end of the year but we are rather staying South West. Looks amazing!

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