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Neptune's Lair Rock Climbing 

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Location: 19.7537, -79.7314 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Jun 12, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: More hanging out at Neptune's Lair.


Though only a few climbs here, the beauty of the area make the 25 minute walk well worth it. The routes are North Facing and are shady for the majority of the day, and because of this they can also a bit slimy. Of course, the rain storm that hit before and while we were climbing did not help this slime factor.

There are five listed climbs here in John Byrnes guidebook, while there are seven listed in the Harper guide. Only three have been re-bolted with titanium glue-in bolts. The Titanium bolted climb furthest left, Poseidon ("12-something"), looks amazing but according to John Byrnes guide has yet to be red-pointed due to "frequent smarmy conditions".

If you continue just a little further beyond the crag, Neptune’s Cave is well worth exploring. It was the most extensive cave we visited on the island. So don't forget to bring a headlamp with you!

Getting There 

Follow the North Side Road all the way to its end on the east side of the island. Park here and follow the obvious trail to the beach. Walk east along the beach toward a large pointed rock in the sea. As you get to the point where the cliffs begin to get closer to the water, look for an overhanging white face, bolts, and an old rusted on sling (unless it has been chopped).

Climbing Season

For the Cayman Brac area.

Weather station 91.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Staring with a crack at the base of the route, some fun moves take you into large cave before a delicious looking overhung headwall. From here navigate through the crux, which we found could be done two different ways, though going right (finger crackish) seemed to be the easiest and had the best moves. Slightly run out to the anchors.Can be slimy, especially after a rain storm ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: It's hard to beat the setting at Neptune's Lair.
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