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Routes in Thunder Buttress

Backlash S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Beast in Me, The T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Concertina S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Gun Club S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
L.S.D. T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Let's Make A Deal S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Loud Noise S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Momma's Squeeze Box T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mushrooms T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Right Son of Thunder T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Screamer Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Super Crack T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Transcendence S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Doug Reed (1989)
Page Views: 116 total, 2/month
Shared By: Fred Gomez on Apr 9, 2012
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath

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Loud noise is a bit off the beaten path, but well worth doing. ItÂ’s 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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