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Neptune 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: John Mallery
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Submitted By: Jay Knower on Oct 31, 2007

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Emile hitting the deadpoint slot on neptune

Description 

Neptune is a popular linkup on the Venus wall, so popular that the routes that comprise its start and finish rarely get done. Start on the far left side of the wall and climb the first two bolts of Mercury (12d). Then, cut right and climb two bolts on Venus. Cut right again and finish on Shame on a Chippa (13c).

Endurance is the name of the game, as the crimps just keep coming. The similarities to Venus are striking, as Neptune has a hard start that leads to a sustained middle. Finally, a low percentage, redpoint crux awaits at the top. If you've ticked Venus and are looking for more of the same, then Neptune's the route for you.

Protection 

Bolts. It's tough to clean because of its traversing nature.


Photos of Neptune Slideshow Add Photo
Kayte standing tall.
Kayte standing tall.
Ezra on neptune.
Ezra on neptune.
Kayte concentrating on the next move.
Kayte concentrating on the next move.
Getting in the golf ball slot
Getting in the golf ball slot
Neptune. The angle and the traversing nature is evident. Photo Kayte Decker
Neptune. The angle and the traversing nature is ev...
Kayte Decker just starting up Neptune resting in the seepy "Tampon" jug.
Kayte Decker just starting up Neptune resting in t...
Kayte clipping the bolt after the traverse and before the crux, at the rest jug.
Kayte clipping the bolt after the traverse and bef...

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By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Nov 29, 2007

Last December we got a freak warm spell after a cold November and we were climbing in T-shirts again... i want another warm spell so i can send this route...
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Dec 21, 2007

I was gazing longingly up at this route the other day as I swung my ice tools... The top few moves are coated with thick ice and icicles hanging over in a threatening manner... sad...
By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
May 4, 2010

Funny, amidst the crazy warm spell (80s in April) Sunday, I was wishing for a nice cool November day to aid my aching fingers on this thing.
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Sep 26, 2010

Sent today... very happy... killer line... a worthy route...
By S. Neoh
Sep 26, 2010

BIG congrats to you, Lee. NICE!
Predator or Dyno Soar next? :)
By Monomaniac
Administrator
From: Morrison, CO
Sep 26, 2010

Nice work Lee!!
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Sep 26, 2010

thanks guys, those routes are high on the list but im not sure whats next... whatever seems fun at the time :)
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Oct 5, 2010

PS. I go with my left hand at the big deadpoint crux... i tryed both ways and liked that better... I suggest trying both and seeing what you like better...
By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Oct 5, 2010

So, double dyno for the flash? ; )
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Oct 8, 2010

haha i actually thought about that beta too... maybe someday ill give it a go :)
By stow
Sep 10, 2012

Unfortunately the perfect little three finger incut RH crimp at the top deadpoint crux of Neptune (and Chippa) broke off Aug 25. Forensic analysis by the local rock doctors determine that it can't really be repaired since the hold is so small. The move has been done since the breakage short person's way (little harder) and tall way (reportedly quite a bit harder but doable).
By Zane Dordai
Jul 3, 2013

comments on 8a.nu have shown that this guy hasn't changed in grade since the break. psyched to get on it in a week to see!