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K Wall (aka M Face)

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K Wall (aka M Face) 


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Elevation: 100'
Lat, Long: 42.2445, -71.0353 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.


7 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['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- HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Pins   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Tensile Strength   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Power of Positive Thinking   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Damon Farnum approaching the crux on Pins.

Pins 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  MA : Quincy Quarries : K Wall (aka M Face)
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....[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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