The map opposite shows the main rock climbing and sport climbing areas in Western Turkey. The climbing is located around the cities of Istanbul, Bursa and Izmir.
Rock Climbing in Northwest Turkey
|No||Crag||Total No. of Routes||Number of Routes in Grade Range|
|Up to 4+||5 to 6a+||6b to 7a||Over 7a+|
There are over 800 routes in this area of northwest Turkey across a wide range of grades from F4+ to F8b.
Generally the style of climbing is bolted sport routes on limestone rock with the vast majority being single pitch. However at Geyve there is a mixture of multi-pitch traditional routes as well as single pitch sport routes.
Izmir is close to many of the tourist areas in Turkey. Therefore the rock climbing at Kaynaklar near Izmir is an excellent location to include a few days climbing as part of your general holiday.