|c. Neolithic Wall
A popular classic.
P1 - Climb a crack into the obvious bombay chimney 25 feet up. Step left out of the chimney to a stance below the crux ceiling. Climb the ceiling at the notch up to the large ledge (Neolithic Ledge) to a bolted belay.
P2 - Climb the left-facing corner above the belay to the top.
On the Neolithic Wall beneath an obvious bombay chimney near the right (east) edge of the ceiling 35 feet up.
Standard Rack (PG13)
Christian working on the crux of Neanderthal.
From: Cincinnati, OH
Jun 7, 2008
This is such a fun line but can be very humbling the first time on it. I found it to be very beta intensive. Unique sequence for a 5.8. Enjoy!
From: Olympia, WA
Aug 12, 2010
totally humbling! I've been pushing into the 5.11's out in Arizona and got shut down my first attempt through the notch. I was trying to muscle right through the middle. Next time around I breezed it..but still, humbling. And lots of fun. Enjoy those super sketchy "bolts" under the notch. Equalize and place a good cam at the bottom of the notch.
|By Ian Colquhoun|
From: Buttzville, New Jersey
Aug 18, 2014
Incredibly fun route. The bombay chimney was very cool and a little claustrophobic before popping out on the face directly below the crux overhang, which was really easy once I found the key holds on the right side out above the roof. I didn't use any holds to the left of it. Unlike some of the other routes at Stover, this route had zero polished holds.
Second pitch is crumbly muddy dirty junk imho, and not worth doing.