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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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Submitted By: LeeAB Brinckerhoff on Mar 11, 2009


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BETA PHOTO: Nice little crack problem fun to do


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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Rock Climbing Photo: The Knobby

The Knobby V0 4  New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : ... : Upper Fat City Drainage
Since the Upper Fat City Drainage was once known as Embudo Canyon, site of nearly all early bouldering in the area, it seems appropriate to document one of the classic early problems. The Knobby lies in the center of the canyon about a hundred yards up from what used to be the parking lot (dam at the canyon constriction). It has a large black knob sticking out about ten feet up. Grab that knob & you're home free ......[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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Rock Climbing Photo: Boulder B
Boulder B
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 A
Boulder A
Rock Climbing Photo: Boulders on the hillside located and labled. If an...
BETA PHOTO: Boulders on the hillside located and labled. If an...

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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.