Location: North 37.39748, East 034.59601 (GPS on the summit)
Difficulty: YDS class 2
Climbed July 19. 2016.
How to get there:
This summit is about 60 kilometer north of Mersin, a town at the very
eastern part of the Turkish coast. Access is from the north.
First locate Hwy. D750 running east-west north of the peak. The starting
point is a road going south from D750 at location N37.52053, E34.57964, there are
(different) signs for Darbogaz and Gumus here. This road is located 5.6 kilometer
east from the main intersection (where D805 heads north from D750) in the
town of Bayagil. Measure from here (km 0.0).
At kilometer 1.2, go left, there is a sign saying Gumus 5. At kilometer
5.4, you enter Gumus, then immediately, keep right. Drive uphill, then at
kilometer 8.7, sharp left, more uphill. The road climbs steadily, at kilometer
12.6, turn right onto a good quality dirt road. This road climbs a ridge and continues
on the very top of the ridge towards an unfinished building (now looks like a ruin),
shortly before you may drive left or right around a small hill. This building is at
kilometer 18.7. Leave the dirt road here, going left around the corner of the building,
descend to a small valley basin and drive to the far end. You are now at the end of
a road, kilometer 19.7. This is the trailhead, location N37.41388, E034.56551, elevation
about 2360 meter.
It looks like the dirt road actually climbs to near a lake west of the route, this may
be an alternative trailhead, somewhat higher, but overall, most likely not much better
than the trailhead described.
This mountain is located very close
to the normal route to Medetsiz Tepe.
(The previous picture shows the first col on that route, as seen from the summit.)
easily visit this top by
taking only 10 extra minutes. The distance between the
two summits is about 3.1 kilometer.
See my report on Medetsiz Tepe. Comments:
See my report on Medetsiz Tepe.