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K Wall (aka M Face)

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Bombay TR 
Needles TR 
Outside Corner T,TR 
Pins T,TR 
Power of Positive Thinking, The T,TR 
Tensile Strength TR 
Thunderstorm TR 

K Wall (aka M Face) Rock Climbing 

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


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.


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

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in K Wall (aka M Face)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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'   
Thunderstorm   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b V1-2 5     TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 20'   
The Power of Positive Thinking   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Outside Corner 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Massachusetts : Quincy Quarries : K Wall (aka M Face)
This is a fun climb and popular lead. There are a couple of options for the start: you can either climb the outside corner to a stance and then step right, or climb the blocky face to the right that is in direct line with the upper part of the climb. Continue climbing to the right of the arete to a small ledge just below the crux at about 3/4 of the way up. The crux is an awkward right leaning layback to a decent crack. Reach high and work your feet up the smooth surface. There are a couple...[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

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Rock Climbing Photo: K Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: View from Granite Rail Quarry to Little Granite Ra...
View from Granite Rail Quarry to Little Granite Ra...
Rock Climbing Photo: K Wall overview.
BETA PHOTO: K Wall overview.
Rock Climbing Photo: Quincy Quarries K Wall.
BETA PHOTO: Quincy Quarries K Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve Marr posted a nice topo pic for K-Wall, but ...
BETA PHOTO: Steve Marr posted a nice topo pic for K-Wall, but ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Setting a TR on K Wall.
Setting a TR on K Wall.

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