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Neptune Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on May 7, 2008

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This is the first formation on the left as you descend the gully. There are a number of good routes here with the red wall routes generally being harder and more intimidating. The first pitches of many of the red wall routes are three or four stars and can be climbed then lowered off with a 70M rope.

Getting There 

Drop down the gully as described in the Reef of Rocks "Getting There" section.

Climbing Season

For the 7 - Upper Highway area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

36 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Neptune

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Neptune:
Jaws   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Finding Guinness   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   
Cream of Belay   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 175'   
Shanashee   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Land Shark   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Rapture of the Steep   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   
Beach Foreplay   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Tide Me Over   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 70'   
Swept Away   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Salty Dogs   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 250'   
Arc Of A Diver   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 100'   
Naranja   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Ma'adim   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 375'   
Clip Tide   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   
Muscle Shoals   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 112'   
Booted from the Galley   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Red Tide   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Neptune
Rock Climbing Photo: Jon moving his way towards the roof crux.

Rapture of the Steep 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Neptune
Follow the great hands to finger crack to a small roof. There are good jams to be found the whole way, but the only true crack moves are the fingerlocks leading to the roof. Great pro the entire way. Pull the roof (don't fall here), clip a bolt and continue to the anchors. This is a must do for Mt. Lemmon. This climb would be a classic almost anywhere. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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neptune from the campsite
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By Andy Bennett
From: Tucson, AZ
Aug 4, 2015
The oldest fixed line in the approach gully to Neptune has been replaced. For future reference:

Green and purple rope--c. 2012

Blue and gray rope--c. 2015

Thanks for the rope, Greg!

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