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Agent Orange (with direct start) T 
Arc Of A Diver T 
Catch the Wave S 
Clip Tide S 
Cream of Belay T 
Endless Edge T 
Finding Guinness T 
Finding Nemo T 
Free Fall T 
Jaws T 
Jimmy Dean T 
Land Shark T 
Layback 'n Cruz T 
Ma'adim T 
Muscle Shoals S 
Naranja T 
Phillipino Fighting Fish T 
Prime Rib of RURP T 
Rapture of the Steep T 
Red Tide S 
Reef Stricken S 
Salty Dogs T 
Scimitar T 
Scuffle and Dust Cough T 
Shanadoo T 
Shanashee T 
Stop Making Sense  T 
Swept Away T 
Tide Me Over T 
Unfathomable T 
Visceral Pull T 
Warm and Free T 
Where Eaglets Dare T 

Neptune Rock Climbing 


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Administrators: Greg Opland, James DeRoussel, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on May 7, 2008
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Description 

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

33 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',9],['5.11',10],['5.12',10],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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'   
Cream of Belay   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 175'   
Finding Guinness   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   
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   
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'   
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Warm and Free 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Neptune
Like with all routes I've done at the Reef, I wouldn't have objected to another bolt. The person that goes up there with the drill can put it 10 feet above the last bolt on the final pitch.We tried to do the direct start, then we (meaning I) bailed, out to the muddy dihedral on the left. This is not recommended....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Photos of Neptune Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: neptune from the campsite
neptune from the campsite
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on Rapture of the Steep. Picture makes it look ...
Me on Rapture of the Steep. Picture makes it look ...
Rock Climbing Photo: the prow of neptune's upper west face from aegir. ...
the prow of neptune's upper west face from aegir. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: East face of Neptune
East face of Neptune

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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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