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Kucuk Demirkazik

Kucuk Demirkazik

Kucuk Demirkazik

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Nigde, Turkey, Europe

Lat/Lon: 38.37612°N / 35.28809°E

Object Title: Kucuk Demirkazik

County: Turkiye

Activities: Mountaineering, Trad Climbing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 11237 ft / 3425 m


Page By: nurettin

Created/Edited: Nov 25, 2006 / Nov 25, 2006

Object ID: 246653

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from the top

Kucuk Demirkazik is one of the most enjoyable peaks of Aladaglar range. It is one of the most closest peaks to the Demirkazik Village and its good limestone faces makes it attractive all year round. A ridge system is lies between Buyuk Demirkazik and Kucuk Demirkazik between and when you look from the village Kucuk Demirkazik is clearly visible on the left side of Buyuk Demirkazik.

Getting There

Aladaglar Map
The most common and logical starting point is Demirkazik village. From here you can either take Cimbar Gorge or Arpalik Plateu. Both of them takes you to the Tekepinari Camp within roughly 2-3 hours. Altough this is the regular approach you can also take Apiskar Gorge after Arpalik Plateu to get south face of Kucuk Demirkazik. In normal conditions it is not recommended as Apiskar Gorge is quite steep.

Red Tape

A small entrance fee is required to the national park.

The biggest red tape is ethical.
As bolting on high Aladaglar is a very controversial issue you are strongly recommended to contact local climbers before attempting such an action. This area is quite virgin an most of the community wants to keep as it is.


The best and most convenient camping places are Apiskar Plateu and Tekepinari. In this places you can find water all year round and you can easily start for summit attemts.


Normal Route IV
East Chimney V-
NW Ridge V
South Face
North Wall VI+


Helmet, climbing rope and some nuts even for the normal route. You may not need to use rope when climbing but you'll definitely need it to rappel from the normal route.

Details will be explained in "routes" section.


Demirkazik Hut:
+90 388 724 72 00

Akut Search and Rescue:
+90 212 217 04 13


On the lower parts of the...Last parts of east chimneyfrom the topView the entrance of east chimneyOn the east chimneySE view from the top of Kucuk DemirkazikDescent via normal route
A lost climber..crux of east chimneyAladaglar MapKucuk DemirkazikArpalik camping placeKucuk Demirkazik summitTekepinari