On April 1, 1973. Gary Neptune first opened the doors to his little shop in the university town of Boulder, Colorado. In the beginning, the shop primarily repaired climbing and ski boots, and also installed edges on wooden skis and re-shafted ice axes. Today, he no longer repairs footwear, but he still does what he loves the most – ski and climb.
Founder, Gary Neptune, curating his in-store climbing museum.
Gary surrounded himself with a staff of fellow adventurers fueled by the same passions and set about creating a shop run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. Gary filled his shop with artifacts of his related passion for climbing and skiing history. The Neptune Mountaineering museum began to take shape in the late 1970′s and, through the efforts of Gary and numerous friends, has become one of the most extensive collections of its kind in the country.
The staff at Neptune continue to seek out perfect rock, fresh snow and dizzying heights all around the world. Gary’s easy going and informal approach attracted many fellow enthusiasts over the years, and that culture continues. Hands-on experience is important and playtime a necessity. And sharing that passion for "all things outdoor" with new adventurers or fellow enthusiasts is what the staff LOVES doing!
We are a true mountain shop, located in the shadow of Boulder’s Flatirons. We strive to provide excellent customer service and the most reliable advice possible, without spin or trendy hype. Our staff are all active enthusiasts who use what we sell. There’s no substitute for hands-on experience!