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Fat City, Indian School

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Fat City, Indian School  


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Location: 35.0992, -106.4803 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB, Marta Reece, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: LeeAB on Mar 11, 2009
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Description 

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



Weather station 2.5 miles from here

24 Total Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',8],['V2-3',8],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',3],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Fat City, Indian School:
Knob nirvana   V0+ 4+ PG13     Boulder, 11'   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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Featured Route For Fat City, Indian School
1/4" Minus

1/4" Minus V8 7B  NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : ... : Upper Fat City Drainage
Low start just right of arete on double gaston crimps, traverse right into good holds and then dead point or dyno to crimp a foot below lip. Super good climbing on great rock. One of the best I have found in the Sandias for the grade....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

Photos of Fat City, Indian School Slideshow Add Photo
Boulders on the hillside located and labled. If anyone knows actual names for these boulders let me know and I'll change them.
BETA PHOTO: Boulders on the hillside located and labled. If an...
The walls that are up to the right of the boulders. There is a left wall that is not visible in the photo and the right wall is up and behind to the right of the center wall.
BETA PHOTO: The walls that are up to the right of the boulders...
Boulder B
Boulder B

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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.