Atlantis Area Rock Climbing
looking north from Atlantis...
If you can't tell from the route names Hotter than Hell, Inferno, and the like this is a very warm southern exposed cliff. On a summer day it can really live up to the route names...However in the late fall and sometimes winter you can have a pleasant day when the weather is way too cold for other crags....
You can recognize this section on the far left end of the cliff by the tree ledge splitting it at half height...Much like the one splitting the left end of Cathedral.
Must do, Hotter than Hell (5.9) to Inferno (5.8) CLASSIC! Also Atlantis (5.10b), Lost Souls (5.10a), Tranquility (5.10c) among other
A long pretty trail curves through boulders to get you to the far end of the cliff for this area...Pick the trail up just after leaving the parking lot turn right follow it for a while you will see the south buttress getting closer... You will arrive under inferno's start...Have fun...
Weather station 1.9 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Atlantis Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Atlantis Area:
Brimstone 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Inferno 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 4 pitches, 380'
Lost Souls 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
Tranquility 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Atlantis 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Featured Route For Atlantis Area
Inferno 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NH
: *Whitehorse Ledge
: ... : Atlantis Area
Though it is a classic route on its own, the upper pitches are more perfect than the first, and I recommend Hotter Than Hell (5.9) to the ledge and finishing on the last 2 pitches of Inferno, this is THE classic link up on this part of the cliff. The true beginning is fun but a little wandering, not following a distinct feature. We will start from there though. Pitch 0: Scramble on to the ledge below Atlantis. Scramble right then back left till you are comfortable on the ledge. Pitch 1: (5.7) C...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
ernie "dad" hansche at the top of pitch ...
BETA PHOTO: exposure... on top of atlantis...
By Casey Bald
Sep 15, 2007
it should be know to keep continuity with ed webster's guide and the other guides that this area is considered "the south buttress"......
Sep 16, 2007
Actually I think the best guidebook for Cathedral/Whitehorse is the Jerry Handren Guide, and it names this area the Inferno/Atlantis Area.
May 5, 2009
Of the many guidebooks I have to the area, the SOuth Buttress is the name of choice by far.
By E thatcher
From: Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Nov 7, 2009
Tranquility provides for a very fun and harder alternative to Inferno. If you've done HTH--> Inferno before and want to step it up a notch try cold day in Hell to Tranquility (.10b). It's the finger crack behind the tree just left of Inferno.
By M Sprague
From: New England
Oct 26, 2012
^^ These are sub-areas of The South Buttress, so both are correct.