Fat City, Indian School Rock Climbing
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.
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
25 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Featured Route For Fat City, Indian School
Brachiation V0 4 NM
: Albuquerque Area Climbing
: ... : Upper Fat City Drainage
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....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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BETA PHOTO: Boulders on the hillside located and labled. If an...
BETA PHOTO: The walls that are up to the right of the boulders...
By ian watson
From: Albuquerque, NM
Nov 28, 2012
Added some easy problems on A/B for the noobs and warmups for the others.