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Upper Fat City Drainage 


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 35.0961, -106.4621 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Shady water polished granite in pleasant riparian environment


Getting There 

Hike up main trail for Fat City but continue up over dam. Follow primary trail through fields until you reach the tight drainage where you will see a man made wall. First boulders are right above this wall. About 15-20 minutes from parking.


7 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Fat City Drainage:
Free Cap'n   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, 12'   
1/4" Minus   V8 7B     Boulder, 12'   
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Featured Route For Upper Fat City Drainage
Roybal's Wall - leaning back while the ground slopes away.

Roybal's Wall V0 4  NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : ... : Upper Fat City Drainage
Since Upper Fat City drainage used to be known as Embudo Canyon & was the site of nearly all early bouldering in the area (because in the early to mid 70s you could drive all the way up to the dam at the constriction of the canyon), it seems a shame not to include some of the classic early problems. Roybal's Wall is a short problem on the right (south) side of the canyon a couple hundred yards up from the dam. Rating is approximate - there was no formal boulder rating system back then, everyth...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By docsavage
From: Albuquerque, NM
Mar 3, 2012

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