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K Wall (aka M Face)

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Power of Positive Thinking, The T,TR 
Tensile Strength TR 
Thunderstorm TR 

K Wall (aka M Face) 


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Elevation: 100'
Location: 42.2445, -71.0353 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Old Timer, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jan 14, 2007
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David Eckels climbing in the calm before the storm...

Description 

There is lots of loose rock above the right side of this face. To its left is the L Face. The climbing here was aesthetic in some ways and lends the sense you are climbing something a bit bigger. Additional graffitti has detracted from the ambience. With the big fill-in, it is much easier to access the climbing here. 200 feet of dirt sure helps. No dangling above water anymore.

L->R:

A.Outside Corner, 8, 1p, 50', gear or TR, nice shot.
B1. The Power Of Positive Thinking, 10, 55'. lead photo
B2C. Pins, 9, 1p, 50', TR.
C. Needles, 10, 1p, 50', TR.
D1. Tensile Strength, 10-, 1p, 50', TR.
D2. Ironmonger, A2
E. Bombay, 10+, 1p, 50', TR.
F. Thunderstorm, 10 or V1-2, 20', TR or pad.
G. Static Cling, 10-


Getting There 

This is the striking face/prow above the former Granite Rail Quarry.


Climbing Season


7 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for K Wall (aka M Face):
Outside Corner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Pins   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Tensile Strength   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Power of Positive Thinking   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Climber on Pins. POPT is the a couple of feet to the left.

The Power of Positive Thinking 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13  MA : Quincy Quarries : K Wall (aka M Face)
This is a much better climb than it appears from the ground. Start up Pins (5.9) until you hit the left-angling seam. You can hand traverse here with a bad feet or climb Pins slightly higher and have the seam for feet. Mantle onto a good ledge and take a good rest before the crux. From here, follow a thin seam straight up using small edges, side pulls, and a few deceptive holds in the seam. I found the climbing to be quite sequency, technical and way harder than the sur...[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

Photos of K Wall (aka M Face) Slideshow Add Photo
K Wall.
BETA PHOTO: K Wall.
View from Granite Rail Quarry to Little Granite Rail Quarry.  The four main walls from L to R: Q, G/H, K, M/N.
View from Granite Rail Quarry to Little Granite Ra...
Steve Marr posted a nice topo pic for K-Wall, but I thought I'd edit it to show my preferred start to Outside Corner.
BETA PHOTO: Steve Marr posted a nice topo pic for K-Wall, but ...
Setting a TR on K Wall.
Setting a TR on K Wall.
Quincy Quarries K Wall.
BETA PHOTO: Quincy Quarries K Wall.
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