memorial plaque to jim boyer on top of neptune. a...
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
33 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',10],['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'
Warm and Free 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
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'
Endless Edge 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 140'
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Ma'adim 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a AZ
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I think this is the only route on Mt. Lemmon to have graced the cover of Climbing Magazine (in fact, there are two more pictures of it in the feature article, Hard Rock on the Lemmon (No. 91, Aug 1985)). It shows Jim on the third pitch, dramatically palming a sloper and grimacing at the next move in hideously checkered yellow lycra. Those were the days, uh? (And, no, Maadim didnt make the cover just because I was the working at the mag at the time; it was the editors ca...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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neptune from the campsite
Me on Rapture of the Steep. Picture makes it look ...
the prow of neptune's upper west face from aegir. ...
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!