Type: Boulder, 20 ft (6 m)
FA: Paul Horak
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Shared By: Mark Dalen on Jan 23, 2012
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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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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