|K Wall (aka M Face)
Tensile Strength climbs the line of old quarter inch bolts right of Pins. The first 3/4 of the climb is fun, fairly easy climbing. Climb a thin crack to a flake that trends up and left. Follow the sloping holds along the flake until you can pull up and stand on top of it. The crux is the blank section above. Strenuous moves on small nubbins and edges lead to the top.
It lies about eight feet right of Pins, just left of an angling, left-facing corner at ground level.
Various anchors located along the top of the wall.
Rebecca climbing Tensile Strength, surrounded by t...
|Comments on Tensile Strength
From: Near Joshua Tree
Jun 24, 2008
Them bolts were placed by homo habilis. Clip them, but treat this as a gear lead.
Oct 22, 2009
The 4 bolts on this route are mostly old buttonhead hammer-ins, which are rusty and not to be trusted. They need to be replaced with modern stainless steel wedge bolts or glue-ins.
Also, the crux of the route (at/moving past the last bolt) is more like 5.10+/11- if you stay direct on the small crimps and technical foot moves.
|By john strand|
From: southern colo
Jan 31, 2010
The bolts are 5/16" buttons placed by me around '88. The route gets a Quarry rating of 9+.