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Atlantis Wall - Right
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Anointed Seagull T 
Ceremony T 
Hot Crystals T 
Labyrinth, The T 
Men with Cow's Heads T 
Pocket Pussy T 
Self Abuse T 
Solar Technology T 
Taurus T 
Unwiped Butt T 
Wet Pigeon T 


YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Todd Swain, Oct. 1989
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Submitted By: Brian Reynolds on Jul 25, 2006

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A time lapse photo of me leading Taurus on the Atl...


Near the right side of the central part of Atlantis Wall, look for a wide chimney (Unwiped Butt, 5.6). The Labyrinth is the first crack to the left of the Chimney -- about 6' to the left. Average climbing down low leads to some fun hand jamming up high.


Standard rack to hand size. Long slings may be useful for setting anchor on top.

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Taurus Route 5.8
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By Smanson
From: Twentynine Palms, CA
Dec 26, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This is the last crack before the chimney on the right side of Atlantis Wall and a good climb. Protection to 2.5 inches.
By DaveGustafson
From: Palm Desert, CA
Mar 1, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Fun route - I found this to have a few more exciting moments than Solar or Men - the two routes that bring a lot of folks over to this wall. Cool ledge to belay your second from.
By Chris D
From: the couch
Jan 26, 2010

Took my first fall on gear near the top of this route (a #.5 camalot in a shallow crack...it held!)

A fun route, much like the other short routes on this wall, but the crack narrows, flares, and becomes shallow at the top. I believe that the crux is just before the last move.
By Grace C
From: Claremont, CA
Dec 15, 2010

This climb absolutely eats gear, especially mid-sized nuts! Even though I found myself on the edge of my comfort zone a few times at the top, it was really reassuring to know that you can get bomber gear just about anywhere you want. So for someone looking looking to push it from 7s to 8s, this is great climb to tick off.
By Justin Johnsen
From: Sacramento, CA
Dec 30, 2013

Route sorting note: Taurus is the rightmost climb on the Atlantis Wall - Right. It should be moved right of Unwiped Butt (snicker).

Our guidebook says Unwiped Butt is the left crack variation, and Taurus is the straight up variation, sharing the same start.

The chimney to the right of them has no name I've seen, but someone elsewhere mentioned using it the chimney as a downclimb.
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