Rock Lizards were at Hasan Summit Climbing at 19-20 May as Gezginder.
We arrived at the camping area at Saturday. The climb started at 04:00 Sunday morning. The climb up to Damlakaya was rocky (unlike we experienced as full of snow in winter time). Starting from Yılankar, the steep valley at right hand side of Damlakaya, hard snow started, where we started to use crampons and axes. It took us about 7 hours to climb from 1900 m (camping area) to the summit @ 3268m.
The weather was sunny and clear at the beginning. As we started to climb up Yılankar, the fast moving fog and haze covered our magnificent Anatolian view. At the summit, we tried to catch small glimpses of scenery in between the clouds to both south and north of the mountain.
We made the climb down from the valley at right side of Yılankar. Being exposed to sun longer, the snow was deep and soft at the beginning, then started to be harder through the end of the valley. Our team finished the climb successfully with a safe and careful return.