As you reach under the north wall (the route is 600m vertical starting at an altitude of 3100m, and goes at IV+ VI), you start wondering the size of it. Ayhan is rereading the route description and wondering what the hell we are doing. Unfortunately at 7th pitch I dropped a rock on his hand, breaking 2 fingers. We had to retreat one pitch short of the crux. Usual to aladaglar, small rocks are raining, and especially the first pitches should better done in the very early morning. Even at the end of august, some of the pitches were still wet.
10.14.05 Edit: My old slide scans were not so clean. I decided to clean dust, fix color errors, and resubmit them.
|Photo Location:||Europe: Turkey: Nigde: Aladaglar_National_Park: Demirkazik_North_Wall|