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K Wall (aka M Face)
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L to R R to L Alpha
Bombay TR 
Needles TR 
Outside Corner T,TR 
Pins T,TR 
Power of Positive Thinking, The T,TR 
Tensile Strength TR 
Thunderstorm TR 

Pins 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: FFA: Kevin Bein
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Submitted By: Steve Marr on Jan 17, 2007

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Damon Farnum approaching the crux on Pins.

Description 

Start in a wide, right-leaning crack, with a small seam that leads up to the left. Climb past a left-angling crack (The Power of Positive Thinking, 10) to a small pod on the right side of the crack about 1/2 way up. Reach for a good, right-facing, side pull and pull up through the blank face (crux). The second difficulty is climbing though the small edges with poor feet near the top.

Location 

This is located about eight feet right of Outside Corner.

Protection 

Small gear if leading, belay/TR anchors on top.


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Near the top of Pins.
Near the top of Pins.
Approaching the crux.
BETA PHOTO: Approaching the crux.
Urban climbing in its prime.  The paint makes ever...
Urban climbing in its prime. The paint makes ever...
Pulling Through the Crux
BETA PHOTO: Pulling Through the Crux
Pins.
Pins.
Nick Soto sticking the big move to the ledge. Grea...
Nick Soto sticking the big move to the ledge. Grea...

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By john strand
From: southern colo
Jan 31, 2010

FFA: Kevin Bein.
By B-Mkll
From: Bozeman, MT
Nov 14, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Addendum to the description above:

It's my understanding that the pure line avoids the giant sidepull flake at the halfway point mentioned above, and instead sticks to the thinning crack with a huge move to the ledge above. Keeps it stout either way.