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Backlash S 
Beast in Me, The T 
Concertina S 
Gun Club S 
Let's Make A Deal S 
Loud Noise S 
Momma's Squeeze Box T 
Mushrooms T 
Right Son of Thunder T 
Screamer Crack T 
Super Crack T 
Transcendence S 

Loud Noise 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Doug Reed (1989)
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Submitted By: ---- on Apr 9, 2012

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Loud noise is a bit off the beaten path, but well worth doing. Itís a long pitch with widely spaced bolts and numerous cruxy sections. The most difficult moves come in the first four bolts. Be prepared for some long lock offs, and tenuous footwork on slippery stone. The route meanders quite a bit through here. Once past the fourth bolt the climbing eases and the stone gets grittier. Tip toe through the airy finish on coarse orange and black stone. Unlike most of the face climbs at the NRG, this route does not force you to do a nasty top out on lichen covered slopers. The first ascensionists were kind enough to place the anchor bolts 10 feet below the rim, sparing future climbers of the grovel.

The bolts are kind of rusty on this thing so you might want to avoid the route if this concerns you.


Climbs smooth orange stone just to the left of "Let's Make a Deal." Starts behind a large boulder.


9 Bolts + anchor

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