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NASCAR Boulder Rock Climbing 

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The NASCAR boulder features a quality overhung sloping traverse with plenty of finishes. The problems increase in difficulty (quickly) the further you traverse.

There are also plenty of other problems on nearby boulders that should be included in this 'area'.

Getting There 

From the pond, head west following the cairned trail past the Scoop, Triple Mullet BJ, and King for a Day boulders. Afer KFAD, the trail continue uphill for about 200' then turns left, drops back over the gentle ridge, passes a few boulders that are undocumented in Beverly's guide and hits NASCAR after another ~600'.

Climbing Season

For the Jemez Valley Area area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in NASCAR Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for NASCAR Boulder:
Daytona   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 12'   
NASCAR traverse   V7 7A+     Boulder, 20'   
Mario Andretti finish   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   
Mario Andretti   V10+ 7C+     Boulder, 35'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Vaughn on Mario Andretti finish

Mario Andretti V10+ 7C+  NM : Jemez Valley Area : ... : NASCAR Boulder
Same start as NASCAR but continue through cruxy moves to the second blunt and very steep arete, red-point crux comes pulling off of the right hand 3 finger crimp to a good left side pull that is actually terrible because you have nothing to oppose it with....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By LeeAB
From: ABQ, NM
Dec 8, 2009
The landing under the finish to Mario Andretti used to be pretty bad if you happened to swing out at the wrong time since you could no hold the swing. I know, it ripped my knee apart, broke my fibula and tore a calf muscle. It's not even that high.

Now, thanks to the efforts of various others, MatthewNM and Augie for sure. The landing is much improved. THANKS

Though I still had to find a different way to do the finish. I just could not get myself to engage on those moves knowing what the result of trying and failing had been.

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