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The National Hot Rod Association 

YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 20'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mason Earle, May 09
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Submitted By: m-earle on May 3, 2009

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At the lip

Description 

The NHRA is a burly OW roof similar to New World Order in style and difficulty. Its a bit longer than NWO, and the crux lies in the middle of the roof, where the crack flares.

Start as far back into the cave as you want to go (another 15' could be added on to what i did, but its gets pretty cramped in the cave) and work your way around the high-ish lip.

The lip is about 15' off the deck, and the landing is a little wierd. If you have a few crash pads, it would be fine to boulder, but if your single pad is smaller than a laptop (like mine was) you can bring a single #5 camalot(new) to protect the lip moves. The route has yet to be bouldered.


Location 

Go to the end of the paved road, where the Confluence overlook trail starts. follow the trail for about ten minutes, until you have to climb a short ladder. about two minutes past the ladder, look left for a carin in a small dried stream-bed. Follow this stream-bed towards the obvious mushroom formation (see photo). the NHRA is on the right side of the formation.


Protection 

Crash pads, or (new) #5 camalot



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In the crux
In the crux
The "Obvious" mushroom formation
The "Obvious" mushroom formation
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By TomKingsbury
May 30, 2009

very cool mason! looks like a very nice find! that place could be stacked eh?

patrick

By m-earle
From: Concord, MA
Jun 5, 2009

yeah, lots of FAs if you're willing to do a little hiking