Atlantis Area Rock Climbing
All of the South End
If you can't tell from the route names Hotter than Hell, Inferno, and the like this is a very warm southern exposed cliff. On a summer day it can really live up to the route names...However in the late fall and sometimes winter you can have a pleasant day when the weather is way too cold for other crags....
You can recognize this section on the far left end of the cliff by the tree ledge splitting it at half height...Much like the one splitting the left end of Cathedral.
Must do, Hotter than Hell (5.9) to Inferno (5.8) CLASSIC! Also Atlantis (5.10b), Lost Souls (5.10a), Tranquility (5.10c) among other
A long pretty trail curves through boulders to get you to the far end of the cliff for this area...Pick the trail up just after leaving the parking lot turn right follow it for a while you will see the south buttress getting closer... You will arrive under inferno's start...Have fun...
Weather station 1.9 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Atlantis Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Atlantis Area:
Underground 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
R Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Inferno 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 4 pitches, 380'
Lost Souls 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
Atlantis 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Tranquility 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Featured Route For Atlantis Area
Atlantis 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b NH
: *Whitehorse Ledge
: ... : Atlantis Area
Varied and challenging climbing consistent at 5.9 with only a couple exceptions. Awesome exposure with a very exciting finish up the 5.10 crack. This is a must climb at the grade. Heading out the roof on the last pitch is so cool and exposed. You get a real bigwall feel for a relatively short route. Do the 5.10b finish. It's not stiff for the grade and protects well with finger-sized gear. Pitch 1: (5.9) Head up the arching crack, feet on the slab. Interesting climbing with a powerful layback c...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
BETA PHOTO: exposure... on top of atlantis...
looking north from Atlantis...
ernie "dad" hansche at the top of pitch ...
By Casey Bald
Sep 15, 2007
it should be know to keep continuity with ed webster's guide and the other guides that this area is considered "the south buttress"......
Sep 16, 2007
Actually I think the best guidebook for Cathedral/Whitehorse is the Jerry Handren Guide, and it names this area the Inferno/Atlantis Area.
May 5, 2009
Of the many guidebooks I have to the area, the SOuth Buttress is the name of choice by far.
By E thatcher
From: Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Nov 7, 2009
Tranquility provides for a very fun and harder alternative to Inferno. If you've done HTH--> Inferno before and want to step it up a notch try cold day in Hell to Tranquility (.10b). It's the finger crack behind the tree just left of Inferno.
By M Sprague
From: New England
Oct 26, 2012
^^ These are sub-areas of The South Buttress, so both are correct.