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Neptune Rock Climbing 

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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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

33 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Neptune

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Neptune:
Jaws   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Cream of Belay   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 175'   
Finding Guinness   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   
Shanashee   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Warm and Free   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Land Shark   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Rapture of the Steep   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   
Tide Me Over   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 70'   
Salty Dogs   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 250'   
Swept Away   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Phillipino Fighting Fish   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 280'   
Arc Of A Diver   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 100'   
Naranja   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Ma'adim   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 375'   
Clip Tide   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   
Endless Edge   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
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Featured Route For Neptune
Rock Climbing Photo: View from pitch I belay, wildly overhung.

Ma'adim 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Neptune
I think this is the only route on Mt. Lemmon to have graced the cover of Climbing Magazine (in fact, there are two more pictures of it in the feature article, “Hard Rock on the Lemmon” (No. 91, Aug 1985)). It shows Jim on the third pitch, dramatically palming a sloper and grimacing at the next move – in hideously checkered yellow lycra. Those were the days, uh? (And, no, Ma’adim didn’t make the cover just because I was the working at the mag at the time; it was the editor’s ca...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Photos of Neptune Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: neptune from the campsite
neptune from the campsite
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on Rapture of the Steep. Picture makes it look ...
Me on Rapture of the Steep. Picture makes it look ...
Rock Climbing Photo: the prow of neptune's upper west face from aegir. ...
the prow of neptune's upper west face from aegir. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: East face of Neptune
East face of Neptune

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By Andy Bennett
From: Tucson, AZ
Aug 4, 2015
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!

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