Category Archives: Climbing

Güver Uçurumu Canyon descent with Onur and Bekir

I’ve written before about bicycling around the rim of Güver Uçurumu, and my last post was about trad climbing at Kapuz Boğazı at the bottom of the Güver Uçurumu.  On this trip we decided to descend Güver Uçurumu Canyon directly. … Continue reading

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Trad climbing at Kapuz Boğazı

Kapuz Boğazı is the name given to the area where the Güver Uçurumu Canyon widens out after the water is constricted in a narrow gorge.  You can reach from below easily by road via Aşağı Karaman Köyü.  I’ve come both … Continue reading

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Close to heaven in Çıralı?

Ferda used to love going to Olimpos.  She took me a number of times in the first year we were together.  But that was before she had spent any time in Çıralı.  It was two years ago when Ferda and … Continue reading

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Kaynaklar, İzmir’s sport climbing

Ferda and I first climbed in Kaynaklar in April 2015.  We showed up during a festival weekend and stayed for a few days after to enjoy the climbing when it wasn’t so crowded.  We liked Kaynaklar so much that we came … Continue reading

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Tavuk mangal at Etli Döner

The first time I climbed the trad routes at Hurma (Hurma Kayaları), I was surprised to find bolts on Etli Döner.  There are over 1000 bolted routes nearby at Geyikbayırı.  Why would anyone want/need to bolt some of the few … Continue reading

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