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Upper Fat City Drainage
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Brachiation 

Hueco: V0 Font: 4

   
Type:  Boulder, 20'
Consensus:  Hueco: V0 Font: 4 [details]
FA: Paul Horak
New Route: Yes
Season: all
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Submitted By: docsavage on Jan 23, 2012
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BETA PHOTO: Brachiation - release your inner primate ...

Description 

Back when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, it was possible to drive all the way up into Embudo Canyon. Here most of the local bouldering was done - dozens of problems & short routes, maybe hundreds. Brachiation is one. The name refers to a form of arboreal locomotion in which primates swing from tree limb to tree limb using only their arms, which is how this boulder problem goes in basically two moves: 1) face out & hook lip with toes, 2) swing around & mantel.


Location 

Just uphill from Free Cap'n.


Protection 

This is a very committing problem. Pads & spotters are a must. Once grasping the lip there is little choice but to finish ...



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By docsavage
From: Albuquerque, NM
Feb 9, 2012

An early ascent ...

By thomas ellis
From: abq
Feb 19, 2012

That ia awsome. If you have more foothills footage please send me a link. For someone like myself who loves sandia bouldering this is genuinely golden material.

By Eric Whitbeck
Feb 20, 2012

Come on..bouldering in the Sandias? Really? There is no bouldering out there.

By docsavage
From: Albuquerque, NM
Mar 3, 2012

thomas - see Upper Fat City & the Manatee at the U-Mound ...