Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Scott Duemler
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Shared By: Eric Foster on Apr 23, 2007
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Access Issue: Must Register! Private Property-The Pond, Atlantis and Mine Area Details


This Route has everything from the chimney, stemming and face climbing.  It does wander a bit though so it may not be the best top rope option.


Start as same as double exposure left of KGB.


Many bolts to chains


susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
Initially when starting this route I was thinking, "why bother" but as it turns out the chimney section is really fun. (it reminds me of The Sport Chimney in Calico Basin/Red Rocks)

It's a nice route addition for the grade. Not many warm ups or moderates in Atlantis. Apr 20, 2008
Flagstaff, AZ
JimmyK   Flagstaff, AZ
Some rope drag on the top due to placement of anchors. Great route. Jan 24, 2009
Short, but interesting climb with different sections. Leading it is definitely tougher than top roping it. As other climbers have noticed, the bolts are on the outer portion of the chimney, so don't get too comfortable tucked inside the chimney. At least for me, it felt like a long reach to the bolt. Also, because of the sections, taking a long lead fall might mean you could hit something on the way down. 8 bolts to anchor. A 60m rope easily covers it. Nov 24, 2009
Jebus H Bomz
Sacramento, CA
Jebus H Bomz   Sacramento, CA
This is a good climb. It has variety and the chimney in the middle makes you think a bit since there is what feels like a run out between bolts. If you just climb up then traverse right to clip the bolt off good holds, you will see that it is a little heady but very do-able. Apr 11, 2010
Edmund Kao  
The chimney contains loose rock. Be careful not to knock a rock down on your belayer. I would recommend that belayers were helmets (as always), and stand as close to the wall as possible to avoid getting hit.

Extending the anchors using a cordelette or long draws can dramatically reduce the rope drag on top-rope. Apr 24, 2013
Toby Wehler
Indianapolis, IN
Toby Wehler   Indianapolis, IN
Really enjoyed this route! After climbing at the pond last week, this was a nice change of pace from climbing another pocketed face. Seemed easier than other 5.8s in QCC, though I haven't climbed Bunny Slope for crag comparison.

@Edmund - thanks for the headsup on extending the anchors, definitely helped for the TR. Apr 5, 2014
This route is pretty awesome. Great lead, and super fun to get a bolted chimney. I think it's a must do if you're coming to Atlantis for the first time. I didn't notice any notable loose rock in the chimney as of a the last couple months. Jul 30, 2015
Slick Williamson  
Great climb requiring different moves than other Atlantis climbs. There are two very exposed moves to place draws while leaving sure-footed ledges in the chimney that keep things spicy, don't come expecting an easy straight-forward 5.8! Top rope can be scary because the route meanders and falls have big swings. Sep 24, 2018