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Neanderthal 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 105'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Lou Lutz and Bob Chambers (1957) FFA M. G. Block and Bob Dickson (1957)
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Submitted By: Tim Schafstall on Apr 4, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: right side of Neolithic Wall

Description 

A popular classic.

P1 - Climb a crack into the obvious bombay chimney 25 feet up. Step left out of the chimney to a stance below the crux ceiling. Climb the ceiling at the notch up to the large ledge (Neolithic Ledge) to a bolted belay.

P2 - Climb the left-facing corner above the belay to the top.


Location 

On the Neolithic Wall beneath an obvious bombay chimney near the right (east) edge of the ceiling 35 feet up.

Protection 

Standard Rack (PG13)


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Christian working on the crux of Neanderthal.
Christian working on the crux of Neanderthal.

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By tscupp
From: Cincinnati, OH
Jun 7, 2008

This is such a fun line but can be very humbling the first time on it. I found it to be very beta intensive. Unique sequence for a 5.8. Enjoy!
By TylerGates
From: Olympia, WA
Aug 12, 2010

totally humbling! I've been pushing into the 5.11's out in Arizona and got shut down my first attempt through the notch. I was trying to muscle right through the middle. Next time around I breezed it..but still, humbling. And lots of fun. Enjoy those super sketchy "bolts" under the notch. Equalize and place a good cam at the bottom of the notch.
By Ian Colquhoun
From: New Jersey
Aug 18, 2014

Incredibly fun route. The bombay chimney was very cool and a little claustrophobic before popping out on the face directly below the crux overhang, which was really easy once I found the key holds on the right side out above the roof. I didn't use any holds to the left of it. Unlike some of the other routes at Stover, this route had zero polished holds.
Second pitch is crumbly muddy dirty junk imho, and not worth doing.