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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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Neptune

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Jaws
Trad 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 18
Cream of Belay
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 8
Shanashee
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 53
Rapture of the Steep
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
 3
Shanadoo
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 6
Tide Me Over
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 8
Swept Away
Trad 3 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 18
Arc Of A Diver
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 25
Naranja
Trad 3 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Ma'adim
Trad 4 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 22
Clip Tide
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 12
Muscle Shoals
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 3
Reef Stricken
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 7
Booted from the Galley
Trad
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 11
Red Tide
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jaws
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Cream of Belay
 18
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad 2 pitches
Shanashee
 8
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad 2 pitches
Rapture of the Steep
 53
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Shanadoo
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R Trad
Tide Me Over
 6
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Swept Away
 8
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 3 pitches
Arc Of A Diver
 18
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Naranja
 25
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
Ma'adim
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
Clip Tide
 22
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Muscle Shoals
 12
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
Reef Stricken
 3
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
Booted from the Galley
 7
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
Red Tide
 11
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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Andy Bennett
Tucson, AZ
Andy Bennett   Tucson, AZ
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! Aug 4, 2015