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The Knobby 

Hueco: V0 Font: 4

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V0 Font: 4 [details]
FA: unknown
New Route: Yes
Season: all
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Submitted By: Mark Dalen on Jan 23, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: The Knobby boulder - view #2


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 ...


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By David Baltz
From: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nov 12, 2015
rating: V3- 6A PG13

There are at least six problems on this rock, starting from right to left:

Right Arête - V2
unnamed - V1
Crystal face - V0-
Corner Arête - V1
Black Knob - V2/3
Left Arête - V0?

On the rock to the right of the Knob Boulder (used for the downclimb), there is a nice overhanging mantle problem --probably V2.

The next boulder/flake to the right jutting out of the stream is the Flake Hump -- probably V2/3

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