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YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: peachy spohn on Jul 11, 2009

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This is the obvious off-width/chimney climb to the left of Smooth Torquer. Place your gear in the smaller crack that is on the right and wiggle up the route with your back against the felt wall. It is fairly dirty, but solid rock and fun moves make it worth your time (and with more ascents it is sure to get better). A hollow sounding flake is near the top, but seems to be solid enough...just tred lightly.


Left side of Rock Garden Wall and left of Smooth Torquer.


Gear to 2" and bolted anchor.

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By peachy spohn
Jul 13, 2009

I saw two seperate groups get on Neptune this weekend and it seems to be getting cleaner!
By another Chad
May 21, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This is a really nice climb and protects well. Unfortunately it's dirty higher up but still worth tying in for. A little bit of cleaning by each climber would do this line a world of good.

By Patrick Fink
Aug 1, 2013

The finish of the route moves past a broken flake on the right side of the chimney. Avoid loosing this on your partner.

No need for big gear, cams to 3". Double length sling to lasso a block to protect final moves, or run it out about 8'
By bryans
Sep 28, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

From the ground you can see a 3 inch slot at the exit to the right side of the chimney. A 3 inch cam goes there while you contemplate the exit moves, and it is eventually at your feet as you make a couple easy moves to the anchor. You could lasso a block up higher, but those blocks appear less than bomber. I'd rather accept a clean fall on that cam at my feet than lead fall onto a dubious block. Very well protected climb overall, and as of yesterday was more or less clean.
By Josh Golden Eagle
May 29, 2017

Spent the afternoon brushing off dirt, moss, and weeding. Should stay pretty decent clean for this season at least.
By Patrick Beeson
From: Portland, OR
Jul 4, 2017
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This was my first off-width climb! I found it a fun lead despite the dirt and cobwebs.

This route takes nuts well. I found plenty of opportunities for gear until the move to the anchor, by which time you can either throw in a larger cam or use a sling as others have suggested.
By bryans
Sep 11, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I banged my knee against the stacked up flakes/blocks on the right wall about 15 feet below the anchor. (The flakes are well chalked where they offer finger slots) The lowest flake now flexes a couple inches and would be easy to rip off the wall - except there is another flake stacked on top. These flakes will come off on anyone who pulls out on them too hard, and they will fall directly on the belayer. I've climbed this route dozens of times, and never felt them move before. Someone with a hammer or crowbar could trundle the flakes easily. I will do so soon, though if they don't come out easily I'll leave them in place on the theory that a climber can't accidentally by hand dislodge whatever I can't dislodge with tools and leverage. For now, I left an X on the lowest and loosest flake. Heads-up!

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