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All Kings Men 
Armed and Dangerous 
Black & Tan 
Brush Your Teeth Before You Kiss Me 
Bunny Slope 
Capital Punishment 
Cracka ass Cracka 
Diaper Rash 
Direct Start 
Double Exposure 
Feast and Famine 
First Born 
Flakes of Wrath 
For Some Reason 
Giggling Marlin 
Grumpy after Eight 
Hide and Seek 
Impending Doom 
Mangler, The 
Mickey Mouse 
Mondo Freako 
Overbearing Underminer 
Public Hanging 
Public Hanging Direct 
Schizophrenic Boulevard 
Shoot First, Ask Later 
Sir Charles 
Slap & Tickle 
Smokin Guns 
Trinity is My Name 
U.S. Senators Are Space Aliens 
Unknown Dihedral 
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Waterfall at the end of Atlantis. The creek and po...


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.

Getting There 

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.

37 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Atlantis:
First Born   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Giggling Marlin   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport   
Grumpy after Eight   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 65'   
Sir Charles   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Neptune   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 85'   
Impending Doom   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
KGB   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 80'   
Overbearing Underminer   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Schizophrenic Boulevard   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 80'   
Feast and Famine   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 80'   
Flakes of Wrath   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Slap & Tickle   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   
The Mangler   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Smokin Guns   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Phantom   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Atlantis
Scott cleaning the route after spurting it up.

Hide and Seek 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Atlantis
Just as you enter the canyon from the trail, on the right side of the canyon, about 10 feet to the right of Sir Charles is a hand crack up mostly good rock. A bit loose in a couple spots but at this grade you won't be pulling down hard. Mostly 5.5/5.6 climbing. Great for the beginning trad leader. Great Pro whenever you need it. Lots of pockets and stances...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Me on top of first born at the end of the day during an amazing sunset
Me on top of first born at the end of the day duri...
Our little friend at the base of Smoking Guns
Our little friend at the base of Smoking Guns
Atlantis Pools during monsoon weather (July '08)
Atlantis Pools during monsoon weather (July '08)
Water crossing - July '08
Water crossing - July '08
Pool entering Atlantis- July '08
Pool entering Atlantis- July '08
Stitched panorama showing the heart of Atlantis.  Most routes are in visible area, 'Mondo Freako', 'Unknown 5.6' and 'Mickey Mouse' are ~15 yds off to the right of this.
Stitched panorama showing the heart of Atlantis. ...
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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!

By drjordan
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).