Continuing the line of summits in a
southeastern direction, the Bolkar Mountains are bounded by the River Goksu to
the west and the River Pozanti to the east. The northern part of the mountains
lies in Nigde province, while the southern peaks rise in Mersin province.
These mountains exhibit interesting geological characteristics. Made of
sedimentary material such as limestone and dolomites, the range reveals
excellent examples of nappes, or folds in the layers of rocks. There are vast
formations of karst as well as landscapes that reveal the effects of glacier and
water erosion. Despite this erosion, no water network has developed on the
mountains. Because of the sedimentary nature of rocks, water is absorbed
underground creating large areas of karst, such as Pozanti and Sekerpinari.
The highest peaks of the Bolkar are: Medetsiz (3524 m), Kesifdagi (3475 m),
Koyunasagi (3426 m), Tahtakaya (3372 m) and Egerkaya (3347 m). The north flank
receives the most exposure to snow and glacier formation;it is nevertheless the
best route for an ascent to the highest summits of the Bolkar.
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