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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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

37 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Atlantis:
Hide and Seek   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
For Some Reason   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 60'   
First Born   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Giggling Marlin   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   
Grumpy after Eight   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 65'   
Neptune   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 85'   
Sir Charles   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
KGB   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 80'   
Impending Doom   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Overbearing Underminer   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Schizophrenic Boulevard   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 80'   
Feast and Famine   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 80'   
Flakes of Wrath   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Slap & Tickle   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   
The Mangler   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Armed and Dangerous   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Smokin Guns   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Phantom   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Atlantis
almost to the lip.

Cracka ass Cracka 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Atlantis
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Local Information for Atlantis
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Water crossing - July '08
Water crossing - July '08
Me on top of first born at the end of the day duri...
Me on top of first born at the end of the day duri...
Waterfall at the end of Atlantis. The creek and po...
Waterfall at the end of Atlantis. The creek and po...
Atlantis Pools during monsoon weather (July '08)
Atlantis Pools during monsoon weather (July '08)
Our little friend at the base of Smoking Guns
Our little friend at the base of Smoking Guns
Pool entering Atlantis- July '08
Pool entering Atlantis- July '08
Looking into the slot from the entrance.
Looking into the slot from the entrance.

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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).
By K-Tanz
From: Phoenix, AZ
Oct 25, 2014
As of 8/24/14 a lot of the routes are underwater. You can work around almost all of the water with the exception of the easy routes on the extreme northwest side.
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