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Fat City, Indian School

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Fat City, Indian School Rock Climbing 

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Location: 35.0992, -106.4803 View Map  Incorrect?
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A collection of boulders and small walls mostly on an east or north-east facing hillside. Nice short approach. Probably more stuff further in across the wilderness boundary. Rock quality is standard for the foothills, pretty good in places and crumbly in others. Less traffic than U-mound but then that is true of all other areas in the foothills.

Getting There 

From I-40, head north on Tramway through a few stop lights to Indian School Rd. Turn east and drive up the road till it deadends in a fairly large parking area.

For the majority of the close stuff you will walk east on a wide trail towards a large water tank. About 100 yards short of the water tank there will be another pretty big trail that banches off to the right at about 90 degrees and heads straight for the boulders.

Climbing Season

For the Foothills Bouldering area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Fat City, Indian School

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Fat City, Indian School:
Shade line   V0 4     Boulder, 13'   Boulder A
Sliced Tips   V1+ 5     Boulder, 10'   Boulder A
Free Cap'n   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, 12'   Upper Fat City Drainage
1/4" Minus   V8 7B     Boulder, 12'   Upper Fat City Drainage
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Featured Route For Fat City, Indian School
Rock Climbing Photo: Roybal's Wall - leaning back while the ground slop...

Roybal's Wall V0 4  NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : ... : Upper Fat City Drainage
Since Upper Fat City drainage used to be known as Embudo Canyon & was the site of nearly all early bouldering in the area (because in the early to mid 70s you could drive all the way up to the dam at the constriction of the canyon), it seems a shame not to include some of the classic early problems. Roybal's Wall is a short problem on the right (south) side of the canyon a couple hundred yards up from the dam. Rating is approximate - there was no formal boulder rating system back then, everyth...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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Rock Climbing Photo: Boulders on the hillside located and labled. If an...
BETA PHOTO: Boulders on the hillside located and labled. If an...
Rock Climbing Photo: The walls that are up to the right of the boulders...
BETA PHOTO: The walls that are up to the right of the boulders...
Rock Climbing Photo: Boulder B
Boulder B

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By ian watson
From: Albuquerque, NM
Nov 28, 2012
Added some easy problems on A/B for the noobs and warmups for the others.

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