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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.
Just uphill from Free Cap'n.
This is a very committing problem. Pads & spotters are a must. Once grasping the lip there is little choice but to finish ...
BETA PHOTO: Brachiation - #2
|By thomas ellis|
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.
From: Albuquerque, NM
Mar 3, 2012
thomas - see Upper Fat City & the Manatee at the U-Mound ...