Hey folks! Can someone tell me how long most of the routes tend to be? Would you bring a 60 meter rope or a 70 meter rope? THANK YOU!
Been a few years, so I flipped through my guide. In the range we were in (up to about 6a+) there is definitely a ton that's 30 meters or less. However, there are definitely plenty of routes right around that length, and plenty of routes longer than that. So if you want to not think about it and you already own a 70, I'd bring it.
If you are going to bring a 60, I'd seriously consider always putting a knot in the belayer end. You're a pretty long way from help in Geyikbayiri.
That said, the place is totally awesome in so many ways. We met all kinds of really nice people from all over the planet, and the climbing and scenery are superb. We paid the guesthouse we stayed in (which I have mixed feelings about, probably wouldn't stay there again) to pick us up at the airport and then walked everywhere, which was totally doable. JoSiTo rents cars, and we did that one day for some sightseeing to Olimpos. I think my snowblower has a bigger engine in it than the car they rented us, but it got us there and back no problem!
One thing I remember being a little weird, many of the top anchors are of the "over and under" Euro variety rather than the side-by-side American variety. I guess that can be ok, but when I was there (4 1/2 yrs ago) many of the anchors had the top and bottom bolts connected by some very, very sad-looking cord, rather than chain. You might consider throwing 30" or so of cord on your harness in case you feel like what's on offer is too horrifying to lower off of...