Erciyes Climber's Log

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kevin trieu

kevin trieu - Sep 1, 2013 5:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013

nice hike in Central Turkey.

Started from the road and got to the west summit but thought the risks were too great vs. the reward to climb the last 20ft mud tower to the summit.


atavist - Aug 29, 2013 7:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2013

Circuit  Sucess!

Hiked up from the ski resort and droppedy travel bag at a cache point at 2420m. Following the maintenance roads I think I arrived near to Cobainini and found a lot of water at the spring. I climbed directly up one of the couloirs and bivied below what I presume was the Camel's Hump. The following morning I climbed over the hump (~300' of sometimes loose class 4). A little while later i reached the base of the summit block. I soloed the top then down climbed following the line of 3 pitons. The technical section is only about 5 meters. There are good rests but it is very exposed and the rock is questionable so think twice. I descended via the East Ridge. I saw a group of 20 Turks climbing behind me who camped at the regular place during my bivy night.

Kundrt - May 19, 2013 2:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2012

By the glacier from Dag Evi

Glacier ascent, demanding, steep and with stones flying around. But descending the same way was really slow and tiring. I didn't dare to climb the last 17 metres rock.


nothingmaster - Feb 18, 2012 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2012

Route Climbed

The mountain gave me a splendid day as a present - so I used it! I just gave up on the last, 10-15 meters high rock (I hiked alone). Accent via the classic path (east side, left ridge), descent straight down, below the Camel's Hump. Deep but solid snow, seemed not risky for avalanches...


LS - Aug 22, 2009 9:55 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2009

West summit  Sucess!

The second lift was closed so I had to start the hike from 2450 meters elevation. Easy along the eastridge, then passing Camel Hump Rock on the right side (soft snow). Reached the East Summit after almost 4 hours. Then continuing to the true summit (West Summit) where I met 2 Turkish guys. One of them belayed me to the top! A very exposed pitch in loose rocks (grade III/IV)

The summitlog on the West Peak, had not seen any summits since 12 months. Thus a rarely climbed peak, because of the difficult last 15 meters...


saman - Dec 4, 2008 5:41 am

Until the first snow

I was there with a girl in July, 1998. We were hitch-hiking around in Turkey and I wanted to climb this mountain. Unfortunately we didn't bring enough water, so after reaching the first snowpatch (I estimaed our height to 3000m), we had a snowfight and turned back.

starybaran - Nov 27, 2008 11:25 pm

Under a big rock turned back

Start from the pass. Till that big rock everthing ok. I've tried to climb over. The view from rock discouraged me and i decided to return. Few hundreds meter later i've meet two men from Kayseri. One of them showed me the proper way, which went around the rock from the lower side. I would never consider that as a path. Some other time...


pmakela - Nov 16, 2006 12:07 pm Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2006

Normal Route

Solo climbing to the top...more pics...

and i download few pics...this page too...evening..


spellbinder - Aug 20, 2005 2:21 pm

Route Climbed: East Date Climbed: 5 Aug 2005

BC- near the waterline (appr. 2850 m asl)

route- east ridge up to the Devil's Gully

we start about 8 and did it quite easily up to the Devil's Gully

for we had only trekking equipment our attempt to pass DG was unsuccessful

an ice-mud fall stopped my ambitions

perhaps next time

problems- sheppards' dogs

Thomas Gurviez

Thomas Gurviez - Feb 4, 2005 10:55 am

Route Climbed: north face direct Date Climbed: 10 july 2004

very nice ascent with a fantastic view on the top, great ambiance !

I couldn' climb the last 20 meters because I finished alone, my partner had sopped at around 3500 meters because of the falling rocks and the very hard snow. I didn't trust the old rope installed on the top....

If I had only one advise to tell, it would be : bring a helmet ! We would have paid much to have one...

The slopes must be very pleasant with skis, I've to come back during winter !


pmakela - Feb 27, 2004 4:08 am

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: 06-2000

BC 2200m

Camp I 2800m

Topheight 3650m, north ridge. Time the end.

We go back and climbed this route up, to the really top.


nurettin - Feb 7, 2004 6:31 am

Route Climbed: North-Direct Date Climbed: July 1998  Sucess!

Solo-Trans. Climbed from north face (via Tarak Kayalar) and descent on east face (Evil's Gully).

whitesherpa - Sep 19, 2002 11:49 am

Route Climbed: Normal route from the skiing resort (east) Date Climbed: 4september2002  Sucess!

Excellent trip with a previous attempt by the north face.

There are many rocks falling on this route, especially end of summer.

The normal route, starting at the skiing resort follow a long ridge ; a very easy way brings you to the summit where there is a sign-in book.

By any route, you better wear a helmet.

Pictures to be scanned soon

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