“A hop, skip and a jump away from Kalymnos, Datça is a perfect winter climbing destination—with the added benefit of being just outside the Schengen Zone. Intermediate to hard sport climbing in an overhung tufa paradise is the main entrée, with a side of technical limestone face climbing. The climbing is scattered across a dozen sectors in the hills above the coastline.”
Read my full article on climbing in Datça at Moja Gear.com.
Updates to the article as of January 2020
Inflation: The last four years have not been kind to the Turkish economy. Inflation, import taxes, and an overall decrease in tourism mean that some things are more expensive while others are cheaper. The prices for accommodation and rental cars have both gone up, while prices for locally grown food and services have decreased. In January 2020, the conversion rate was 1 USD to 6 Turkish Lira.
Where to stay: Ertem Apart Hotel has fully equipped apartments and offers a discount for climbers. Prices are around 20 EUR a night for a two-bedroom apartment. Contact Murat via his website.
Routes: New lines have gone up! Some info is available at the Crag website.