I have a small red brick home and I want to put up a cloths line outside. I'll have to attach one end of the line to the house and I'm wondering if it would be better to drill into the brick or the mortar around the brick. I'm leaning towards the mortar because i've read that it's much easier to repair/replace. My only hesitation is that the mortar won't be strong enough to carry the weight of a line holding a couple towels and a blanket.

Thoughts?