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BETA PHOTO: Brachiation - release your inner primate ...
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.
Just uphill from Free Cap'n.
This is a very committing problem. Pads & spotters are a must. Once grasping the lip there is little choice but to finish ...
BETA PHOTO: Brachiation - #2
|By thomas ellis|
Feb 19, 2012
That ia awsome. If you have more foothills footage please send me a link. For someone like myself who loves sandia bouldering this is genuinely golden material.
|By Eric Whitbeck|
Feb 20, 2012
Come on..bouldering in the Sandias? Really? There is no bouldering out there.
From: Albuquerque, NM
Mar 3, 2012
thomas - see Upper Fat City & the Manatee at the U-Mound ...