Embudo Canyon Rock Climbing
Great during the fall and spring because of it's delicious little waterfall, this scenic canyon comes after the upper drainage section. As mentioned, many climbs have already gone here, and there are many more waiting to be sent. In this canyon there are some traditional routes as well as traverse and boulder problems.
Go down the trail from the parking lot, past the water tower and all the way to the Cibola National Forest fencing, cross it and hang a left with the small ditch, the canyon is green and lush, a stark contrast, can't miss it.
Weather station 2.5 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Embudo Canyon
Catching Your Dreams 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a New Mexico
: Albuquerque Area Climbing
: ... : Embudo Canyon
So, this is a traverse, it as at the bottom of one of the old traditional routes. This is the traverse, starting with the left boulder, basically just slap the top and step up, a small split or dyno to the rail, across and under to the second slab, if you top out at the rail on the second slab it's 5.9+, go to the crack for 5.10, push past the crack for 5.11+, and if you happen to make it all the way to the third slab where you can't do anything but top out, you have made the entire traverse, w...[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico
By David Baltz
From: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Apr 11, 2017
This area is the same as what is being called "Upper Fat City Drainage." The two should be merged and renamed "Embudo Canyon" as the original name of the once very popular bouldering area. The rock is (typically) not nearly as sharp as most Sandias areas.