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Hawaiian Noises 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b PG13

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b PG13 [details]
FA: M. Carville, J. Richnak, 6/86.
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Apr 25, 2007

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This is a nice, little sport route between Post Orgasmic Depression and Subterranean Tango. It ascends a nice face with embedded rocks poking out of a matrix.

The guidebook notes it was originally led going to the 2nd bolt of Indirect Traverse. Done this way, it is a bit of climbing to the 1st pro. It can be done going to the 1st bolt of Indirect Traverse.

There is a reachy section mid-height and a runout going to the anchors.

Any ideas about the origin of the name?


This route is on the east face of the Monolith between Post Orgasmic Depression and Subterranean Tango.


5-6 bolts.

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By joed
Jan 28, 2008

My understanding is that Hawaiian Noises are the various sounds emanating from those engaged in sexual activity. So fitting in with the theme of the wall: first foreplay, then Hawaiian noises, then post orgasmic depression.
Just a guess.
By C Miller
From: CA
Jan 28, 2008

The name Hawaiian Noises probably comes from the Dire Straits song "Money for Nothing" off their 1985 Brothers In Arms album.

Sample lyrics:

"And he's up there, what's that? Hawaiian noises?
Bangin' on the bongoes like a chimpanzee
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Get your money for nothin' get your chicks for free"
By LeeAB Brinckerhoff
From: ABQ, NM
Nov 24, 2009

This route really only had 4 bolts on it and the first is extremely high, a fall would be really ugly. You can start on POD (indirect traverse) and clip that first bolt. At the top another long run-out leads to the top. Again it is possible to bail over to POD and clip it's last bolt if you care to.

Of course this might not really be the route Hawaiian Noises anymore if you clip two bolts on another route, probably still a good outing though.
By Vlad S
Jun 10, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

One of the few routes here with a very soft rating. The climbing is very fun! You really don't need to touch any of the holds on POD to reach over to clip it's first bolt and the retrobolt (I assume) at the end makes it very PG and a completely independent line. Very good as a warm-up, since none of the moves are difficult compared to other similarly rated routes.

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