Cappadocias in Turkey

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Cappadocias in Turkey

Postby Nic Le Maitre » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:43 am

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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Re: Cappadocias in Turkey

Postby Brussel » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:48 am

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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Re: Cappadocias in Turkey

Postby Chris F » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:12 pm

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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Re: Cappadocias in Turkey

Postby CraigBurden » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:38 pm

Was going to go there at the end of the year but we are rather staying South West. Looks amazing!
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