Geyikbayiri

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Go back to Dedegol Failure.

The following day, we tried to climb a smallish trad route called XYZ (6a). We waited till the afternoon as it was supposed to go into the shade. Eventually it did but the limestone had retained enough heat that it was still like climbing in an oven. We did a couple of pitches but the mid-40s C temperatures were making us delirious and so we bailed (as hot as Queensland 8 months earlier). On the second and final morning, we got up early and did a 3 pitch sporto thing called ABC (6b) on the walls 10 minutes from camp. The area is not really our cup of tea – tons of single pitch sport lines but the multipitch (trad) looks uninspiring for the most part: nice looking mountains but the routes consist mostly of scrambling interrupted by a few technical pitches that don’t seem to justify the long approaches and even longer descents.

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