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Elevation: 3,421 ft 1,043 m
GPS: 33.3058, -111.07729
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

Atlantis is reached by parking in the first small lot past the tunnel on the right. The trail starts near the west end of the parking lot and is now well defined and reinforced in many areas. Thanks to those who spent the effort to get it in good shape. It ends at the bottom just outside the canyon mouth with Kitty Pool on the left (north) before you enter the canyon. Funny Farm is located across the wash and back up the hillside to the south. The rest of the routes are mostly on the interior of the canyon walls.

While it is possible to rap in over the route Neptune, is not desirable since many parties are typically below and the anchors are a little exposed to get too. Just take the 5 minute trail instead.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Atlantis

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 108
Mondo Freako
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 142
Ali Cat
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 161
First Born
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 73
Pole Dancing Dragons
Sport 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 83
Mickey Mouse
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 216
Giggling Marlin
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 152
The Trident
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 147
Neptune
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 120
Grumpy after Eight
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 81
KGB
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Unknown Crack
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 25
Slap & Tickle
Sport 3 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 43
Jesus is Real
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 46
Smokin Guns
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
Cracka ass Cracka
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mondo Freako Atlantis S Side
 108
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Ali Cat Atlantis S Side
 142
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
First Born Atlantis S Side
 161
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Pole Dancing Dragons Funny Farm
 73
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Mickey Mouse Atlantis S Side
 83
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Giggling Marlin Atlantis S Side
 216
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Trident Atlantis S Side
 152
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 3 pitches
Neptune Atlantis N Side
 147
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Grumpy after Eight Atlantis S Side
 120
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
KGB Atlantis S Side
 81
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Unknown Crack Atlantis N Side
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Slap & Tickle Atlantis S Side
 25
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport 3 pitches
Jesus is Real Funny Farm
 43
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Smokin Guns Atlantis N Side
 46
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Cracka ass Cracka Atlantis N Side
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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