Elevation: 3,421 ft
GPS: 33.306, -111.077 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tim Heid on Jan 30, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Aaron Mc, Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd
Access Issue: Must Register! Private Property-The Pond, Atlantis and Mine Area Details

Description

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.

  • *The preferred hiking descent starts at the access sign on the west end of the parking lot. Follow the reasonably well defined trail down and right passing the occasional cairn, eventually curving back left. The deposits you into the wash a little west of the climbing. Turn left and head 100m to the bulk of the routes.

The old straight down descent is still quite loose scree and has been for years. Perhaps routing more traffic to the **preferred way will establish an improved way in and out...

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Classic Climbing Routes at Atlantis

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 23
Unknown (Trad)
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 79
Ali Cat
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 123
First Born
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 45
Pole Dancing Dragons
Sport 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 59
Mickey Mouse
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 176
Giggling Marlin
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 95
The Trident
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 46
Sir Charles
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 114
Neptune
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 96
Grumpy after Eight
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 68
KGB
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 40
Schizophrenic Boulevard
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 20
Slap & Tickle
Sport 3 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 15
Jesus is Real
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 33
Smokin Guns
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Unknown (Trad) Funny Farm
 23
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Ali Cat Atlantis S Side
 79
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
First Born Atlantis S Side
 123
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Pole Dancing Dragons Funny Farm
 45
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Mickey Mouse Atlantis S Side
 59
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Giggling Marlin Atlantis S Side
 176
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Trident Atlantis S Side
 95
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 3 pitches
Sir Charles Atlantis S Side
 46
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Neptune Atlantis N Side
 114
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Grumpy after Eight Atlantis S Side
 96
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
KGB Atlantis S Side
 68
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Schizophrenic Boulevard Atlantis N Side
 40
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Slap & Tickle Atlantis S Side
 20
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 3 pitches
Jesus is Real Funny Farm
 15
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Smokin Guns Atlantis N Side
 33
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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