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K Wall Topo
I partially desaturated a photo of K Wall (draped as usual with multiple topropes) so the route markings would stand out better. From left to right:

Outside Corner 5.8 G/PG (purplish) - follow the very obvious crack. A classic Quincy route.

The Power of Positive Thinking 5.10 (blue) Finish up the second crack from the left. A note on MountainProject.com says it goes trad with a PG13 risk level.

Pins 5.9 PG (green) Shares a start with tPoPT. Boston Rocks mentions bolts on this route, but there aren't any.

Tensile Strength 5.9+ PG (yellow) I've marked the bolt locations along this route (not mentioned in Boston Rocks). The variation (dotted line) is described as "way hard". The combination of bolts and a PG rating may be misleading. If you slip while trying to clip the second bolt, a ground fall will usually result (unless you've placed additional pro). This bolt can be reached by climbing just left of the bolt, but a better stance is found just right of the bolt.

Bombay 5.10+ (red) I don't think I've actually seen anyone complete the official route up a ridiculously thin crack - a variation slightly to the right (dotted line) is easier.


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nartrebSubmitted by nartreb
on Mar 24, 2009 8:40 pm

Image ID: 500757
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Lat/Lon: 42.24288°N / 71.03477°W
Object Title: K Wall Topo

Image Type(s): Rock Climbing, Topo/Diagram