International Climbing Trips

Experience the mountains and culture of Geyikbayiri and Cochamo with our guides
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Turkey Rock Retreat Geyikbayiri

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Escape winter in November 2022 with a trip to the Mediterranean in Turkey. With Aki, a Certified Rock Guide, and Anju, a Turkish culture affiliate and Apprentice Rock Guide, you'll have the chance to experience some of the world's most unique climbing while being immersed in the local culture.

Trip Outline

On this exclusive trip to the Lycian coast, you can expect world class rock climbing, inviting locals, and truly relaxing vistas and campgrounds. This experience, perhaps the only one offered, was designed for the climber in need of some exploration and a retreat from normal life. It is perfect for those who have experience sport climbing or even just in the gym and want to test their skills on real rock. 

Although custom options are available, our standard trip takes place over 7 days in Geyikbayiri. With only one stop in Istanbul on your way to and from the region, travel is safe and easy.  

We begin by picking you up in Antalya, either directly from the airport or from your hotel, and heading straight to our accommodations. Situated up in the mountains less than an hour above the metropolis of Antalya, the air is slightly cooler and less humid. The campground offers cabins, small rustic bungalows, and tent camping (at a discount) just a stone's throw from some of the best climbs in the region. Every breakfast and dinner, made fresh with local ingredients, will be provided at the campground. Fresh fruit, local beer and wine are all available to compliment meals. Lunch will not be provided, although the opportunity to stop by the open air market will allow many options for daily snacks. 

 

Depending on your climbing background and desire, we tailor the upcoming days to provide the best experience. Rain or shine, the cliffs offer ample opportunity for amazing climbing from moderate 5.7s to stunning 40 meter tufa filled caves. Expect casual mornings, long days of climbing, and relaxing evenings. 

 

For rest and cultural activities, either half or full day, there are plenty of options locally. Every week, the nearby Bazaar (market) is packed with Turkish cuisine, fresh local products, and unique souvenirs. The stunning Mediterranean coast, along with the tourist destination of Antalya, is just a short drive away. A visit to town for a Hamam, or Turkish bath, is a must-do experience after a few days of climbing. If you're in need of a hike, the Lycian Way starts right behind camp and can take you up to a spectacular ruin overlooking the entire valley. Daily yoga and meditation sessions can be provided as well.

For an additional cost, a trip to Olympos can be arranged. Less than two hours away, this beach town hosts ancient Greek ruins, incredible swimming, and more rock climbing. The climbing here is accessed by boat and there is even opportunity for deep water soloing, depending on conditions. 

7 Day Trip Price:

$4975 each for 2 climbers 

$3650 each for 3 climbers 

$2990 each for 4+ climbers

Price includes two guides, lodging, most meals, and ground transportation.

Price does not include airfare, trip insurance, extra activities (market, Olympos, Hammam, etc.) or gratuities.

 

*Participants may sign up as individuals at group rate and choose to drop or adjust price if the trip does not fill

Dates Offered 2022:

November 14-20

 

Location: 

Antalya, Turkey

 

Length:

7 days (custom trips offered, inquire for options/details) 

 

Season:

November

 

Experience Required:

We recommend being able to climb 5.9 and to have some experience outdoors, although it is not required. This area offers a wide range of difficulties.

Travel:

Flights are offered direct to Istanbul from major airports around the world. From there, it is a short connection to Antalya. All ground transportation is covered, 

Equipment:

A gearlist will be provided after booking. 

Chile Climbing Expedition - Cochamó

Embark on an wild expedition through Chile's Cochamo Valley. With Aki, an AMGA Certified Rock Guide, and Anju, a Spanish translator and experienced South American traveler, you'll be able to explore a remote valley with towering granite walls, deep in the jungle.

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Trip Outline

On this trip through Valle Cochamó, you can expect world class rock climbing, tranquillo campsites, and a proper South American experience.

 

This was designed for the climber looking for a unique, exotic granite climbing trip. Have you climbed in Yosemite, but found the crowds overwhelming? Do you wish there was a destination like Squamish, just in a more wild setting? Have you always wanted to climb in South America, but the glacial travel sounds unappealing? If you answered yes to any of these, then this is what you're looking for. 

Although flexible, our baseline trip takes place over 10 days in Chile. With direct flights from the US to Santiago, travel is safe and easy. 

We begin by picking you up at the airport in Puerto Montt and making a short shuttle to Puerto Varas, where we stay the night. Situated on Lago Llanquihue, one is comfortably welcomed to Chile with a European inspired outdoorsy town and views of the impressive Volcan Osorno. This first evening gives us a chance to test out local cuisine and do a final gear check to prepare for the expedition.

 

The next morning, we make an early departure for the trail head. We load up the pack horses with our equipment, and take off on the casual day hike to base camp. Base camp, La Junta, is situated in the base of a Yosemite-sized glacial valley. It occupies a large series of meadows just a stones throw from the beautiful Rio Cochamo. Chocked full of climbers and South American tourists, La Junta provides an exciting international scene, all the while in an incredible setting.

 

From here, we have the chance to crag nearby, launch off on big walls, or make high camp in one of the hanging valleys above for day climbing objectives. The nearby cliffs vary from 20-60 minute approaches and offer a spectrum of difficulties, from beginner to expert level sport climbing in a cave. High camps involve a burly trek on climbers' trails through the jungle to reach more alpine environments. Incredible bivouacs and world class rock awaits...

 

Depending on your climbing background and desire, we tailor the upcoming days to provide the best experience.

 

During rest and rainy days, we can hike the nearby trails through the jungle, swim in the river, or just relax in the meadows at camp. The surrounding jungles are full of wonder, whether it be cascading waterfalls or ancient Alerce forests.

 

Once day 9 arrives, we reverse our approach, loading up the horses once again for a quick descent and celebration in town. 

Cost:

$13500 for 1 climbers

$7500 each for 2 climbers

  

Cost includes two guides, lodging, meals, and ground transportation.

Cost does not include airfare, trip insurance, or gratuities.

 

Location: 

Valle Cochamó

 

Length:

10 days (custom trips offered, ask for details) 

 

Season:

January and February

 

Experience Required:

Climbers must have experience climbing 5.10 on granite, in areas such as Yosemite, Squamish, or similar. This trip is meant for the experienced rock climber looking to push their limit in an amazing setting. Please consider to take a preparation course with us in the Beartooth mountains or a Squamish (Canada) trip with us.

Travel:

Flights are offered direct to Santiago from major airports around the world. From there, it is a short connection to Puerto Montt. All ground transportation is included.  

Equipment:

A gearlist will be provided after booking

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