East face of Neptune
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.
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
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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'
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'
Swept Away 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
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'
Red Tide 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For Neptune
Rapture of the Steep 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b AZ
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
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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
memorial plaque to jim boyer on top of neptune. a...
neptune from the campsite
the prow of neptune's upper west face from aegir. ...
Me on Rapture of the Steep. Picture makes it look ...
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!