Sokulupinar camp area(alt: ~ 2000m) is the furthest point that vehicles can approach depending on the season. Otherwise, Demirkazik village mountain house(alt: ~1600m) can be the start point.
BASIC SUMMARY BELOW! (Anyone who will attempt this route has to either at least read from the books available and carry a detailed map, or take a local guide.)
This is the standard and easiest route to the summit of Demirkazik, though involving some difficulties. At late summer to early autumn, snow & ice disappears from the most of the route, allowing a relatively easier climb; while at other seasons this climb is a serious technical activity.
If it will be the first time climbing Demirkazik, starting with this route is strictly advised before trying the other significantly harder alternatives.
Here are some rough guidelines for this route:
-Start from Sokulupinar camp area, if possible,
-Enter the Narpuz valley by the rocky Kayacik gorge,
-Follow the main valley,
-Pass the waterfall from its right side,
-Follow the rest of the valley until the start of Kizilkum scree ascend,
-Follow the scree path on the face to the left of the valley,
-Reach the saddle point,
-Turn left from the point and walk on the ridge,
-Follow the track on the rock face, while the ridge gets steeper,
-Pass a couple of critical points by scrambling, until to the summit.
The same route must be followed on the return.
Summer: Technical equipment is rarely necessary. The boots must be strong for the scree and the sole must be frictious enough for the safety on the plain rock surfaces. At late summer, water is limited except for a few drinkable sources.
Winter: It is certainly a matter of a technical winter climb with a necessity of crampons, ice axe and other equipment for safety. The total duration is longer and an additional camp or bivuak may be needed. As nights can be very cold, camping equipment must be convenient for heavy winter conditions. Danger of avalanche must be kept in mind at spring time.
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