Stitched panorama showing the heart of Atlantis. ...
Atlantis is found in a deep cleft on the right just past the big tunnel you go through when driving from Superior in the direction of Globe. The rock tends to be less pocketed and more small edges than a lot of areas at Queen Creek. This is one of the few areas that you can climb at near Phoenix in the summer time, if you show up early and switch sides of the canyon with the shade.
Atlantis is reached by parking in a small lot just past the tunnel on the right. It is possible to rap in, but easier to scramble down on the right (BE CAREFUL!!!) on loose ledges to reach the bottom of the canyon and then go left (skiers left) to go into the canyon to the routes.
Weather station 0.7 miles from here
37 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Atlantis
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Atlantis:
First Born 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Neptune 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 85'
KGB 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 80'
Smokin Guns 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Phantom 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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Water crossing - July '08
Me on top of first born at the end of the day duri...
Waterfall at the end of Atlantis. The creek and po...
Atlantis Pools during monsoon weather (July '08)
Our little friend at the base of Smoking Guns
Pool entering Atlantis- July '08
Looking into the slot from the entrance.
By Ben Beard
From: Superior, AZ
Aug 17, 2010
as of Aug 17, 2010, there is another car at the bottom of Atlantis. White Lexus, no one inside (no blood, nothing). Just above the dam/waterfall.
By Peter Franzen
From: Phoenix, AZ
Oct 17, 2011
Lots of rotten rock here, even on the more established routes.
Great place to get out of the sun though!
Nov 30, 2012
I found a wedding ring down here. Anyone have any info?
By Toby Wehler
From: Chandler, AZ
Apr 10, 2014
Forgot my 5.10s here on Saturday (4/5)...likely near the base of Neptune. My climbing buddy and I left at noon just as some different groups arrived. If someone from the MP universe happened to pick em up and are willing to return them, I would greatly appreciate it (anasazi vcs V2 size US11.5).
From: Phoenix, AZ
Oct 25, 2014
As of 8/24/14 a lot of the routes are underwater. You can work around almost all of the water with the exception of the easy routes on the extreme northwest side.