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Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Blue Mesa (near Gunnison) : South Rim : Blue Balls (WI4)
By: mtoensing When: Oct 25, 2010

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Comments: This climb is listed in the Colorado Ice book as being WI3 and 50m. This climb is 2 full rope lengths so closer to 120m (I know I put 350 ft on this page, but it is about 400 ft). If you are planning on climbing both pitches, then this climb is harder than WI3, so don't become confused with the guidebook beta.

Also, don't get caught trespassing and give ice climbers a bad rep with the locals. There are other ways of getting there without trespassing.


Location: AK : Southeastern Alaska/Coastal... : Skagway : Incinerator Crag : Incinerater Crack (5.12a/b) : Photo
By: mtoensing When: Oct 21, 2010

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Comments: Agreed Terrence, very much sexy. How much???

This route is incredible, I've never been to Yosemite but this route is what I would expect separate reality to be like. Doesn't matter what hand size you have because it has thin hand and big hands, but I think bigger hands will have more of an advantage at the lip of the roof. Lower crux is stout as well.

Congrats Clay you Ol' rascal.


Location: CO : Gunnison : The Point, Powderhorn, Colo...
By: mtoensing When: Oct 17, 2010

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Comments: Amazing backdrop. Great place to spend half a day climbing.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : Curecanti National Recreati... : Curecanti Needle : Northwest Rib (5.9-)
By: mtoensing When: Oct 17, 2010

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Comments: Thanks for posting, Kyle. Looks like you and Andy had a blast.


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Colorado National Monument : Independence Monument : Otto's Route (5.8+)
By: mtoensing When: Oct 11, 2010

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Comments: Worst route ever?


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : Photo
By: mtoensing When: Sep 29, 2010

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Comments: Only about three species of this genus in Colorado. Probably C. gunnisonii as Mike said.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Taylor Canyon : Coffin Crack Crag
By: mtoensing When: Sep 11, 2010

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Comments: The roped tyrolean is still up.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Taylor Canyon : PCP Pinnacle : Crystal Method (5.11a/b)
By: mtoensing When: Sep 11, 2010

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Comments: This route isn't listed in Gunny Rock (at least I don' think it is), but it is harder than 11a. It is bolted weirdly. The 6th or 7th bolt would be impossible to reach from the stance below the bolt if you are shorter than 5'10", and you would have to make a tricky clip. Such a great route, luckily it is just less than vertical, otherwise this sucker would be so hard. Have fun, Matt.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : Kernville Rock (a.k.a. Kern... : The Lieback (5.5)
By: mtoensing When: Sep 4, 2010

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Comments: Did Katy sandbag this route?

I have never climbed this but she always told me it was a 5.5. Probably just to sangbag me as well haha. Next time I am out there I will see how it is for myself.


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : Juniper Wall : Amelie (5.12a)
By: mtoensing When: Jun 22, 2010

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Comments: Why is the route called Amelie?

Just curious because my very recent ex-gf's name is Amelie, and I would crack up if it was indeed a choss pile. Next time I'm out there, I'll hope on it and see if the two have similar personalities.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Taylor Canyon : First Buttress : The Upper Wall : Maria's Farewell (5.10+)
By: mtoensing When: Jun 2, 2010

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Comments: Great climb. The start of the second pitch is stout!! Very slippery but good gear nonetheless. I thoroughly enjoyed myself on the OW, it is great stuff.


Location: Steve Levin : Trail Canyon : Photo
By: mtoensing When: May 7, 2010

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Comments: Looks bomber!!!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Moses : Primrose Dihedrals (5.11+)
By: mtoensing When: May 7, 2010

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Comments: Tony, I am not sure which bolt you are talking about when you mentioned the "Retro-bolt" but just to clarify there is the one bolt for the anchor where you can belay for the hanging stance. Past that there are three remaining bolts which get you through the overhang pending you have to aid.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Moses : Primrose Dihedrals (5.11+)
By: mtoensing When: Apr 26, 2010

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Comments: Just to be clear the 2 top bolts are missing and free moves are required on the ear. I would have wanted 3 #.75 (green) cams and 3 #3 (Blue) cams. There is a drilled pin on the fourth pitch that allows you to run out the first #3 placement for a little bit. Spend time reading the summit register, it is great.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Parriot Mesa : Longbow Chimney (5.8 A1)
By: mtoensing When: Apr 26, 2010

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Comments: The last 2 bolts are missing hangers, make sure you bring some nuts to put around the bolt sticking out of the rock. It is possible and recommended to start free climbing here as it is a slab for 15-20 ft. to the summit. Have Fun!!!


Location: clay meier : ME : Photo
By: mtoensing When: Apr 6, 2010

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Comments: There's a bear hanging off of your schlong.


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Escalante Canyon : Cabin Wall : Pair a'grins aka Unknown Ro... (5.11+)
By: mtoensing When: Mar 31, 2010

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Comments: I think I have climbed this route, do you have any photos??


Location: General Climbing : A Lee Smith Spin-off - Na... : Post : Photo
By: mtoensing When: Mar 26, 2010

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Comments: Hey that's me in that photo. Those ropes are sexy. They have been up the n. six shooter since then roughly one week ago.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : South Face : Open Book Area : Open Book (5.9)
By: mtoensing When: Mar 26, 2010

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Comments: Jam the crux, don't lieback. Way more fun!!


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Escalante Canyon : Cabin Wall : Unknown Awkward (5.9+)
By: mtoensing When: Mar 12, 2010

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Comments: Ok, I'll give it on the basis that this is Escalante and not the Creek. I just hate being a sandbagger.


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Escalante Canyon : Cabin Wall : Unknown Awkward (5.9+)
By: mtoensing When: Mar 11, 2010

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Comments: Dustin,

I don't think Rednekk is 12+ or even close. I rated this route on the basis of how I felt about it after I climbed it (although I know someone else has the FA of this route and rated it on their basis). What would you rate it?


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Escalante Canyon : Cabin Wall : Unknown Awkward (5.9+)
By: mtoensing When: Mar 5, 2010

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Comments: I will try to post some pictures to lessen the confusion. There are two routes here that both have sandy flakes on top, one is wide and there is this climb, with is thinner.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Blue Mesa (near Gunnison) : South Rim : The Real Blue Creek (WI4-5)
By: mtoensing When: Feb 25, 2010

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Comments: The approach took us an hour and a half on skis, but there was a ton of new snow. Not any real significant avy danger on the approach which is a relief. We rapped off of a tree not knowing where the bolts were. On the top of the second pitch (crux) there is a 2 bolt belay on a ledge. We rapped off of that to the piton belay. The ice was aweful and it was warm so we decided to toprope the climb. It was "slush" - aneering at its best, just the worst ice. We both fell a couple of times due to ... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Scarface : Pop Quiz (aka Brown on Butt... (5.11-)
By: mtoensing When: Feb 22, 2010

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Comments: This route takes the fingers-to-tight-hands splitter just left of Big Guy. Begin with some soft and sandy climbing to gain the ledge at the base of this striking crack. Work through some bomber finger locks with good feet (red aliens/0.5 camalots), a short section of .75-camalot size, followed by tight hands (very tight #1 camalots) through a curve, finish on soft rock.

Doubles though #1 camalots.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Black Canyon National Park ... : Gandalf's Beard (WI4-5)
By: mtoensing When: Feb 22, 2010

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Comments: Sorry I wasn't able to upload any pictures. The day we climbed this, 2-21-10, it was dumping snow and conditions were not ideal for photographs. On a side note, we got back to the car around 6PM and started the trek back to Gunnison. It was puking snow and our top speed was about 30 mph. About half way back a cop turned us around due to avalanches on US 50. Avalanches!!! Crazy stuff. We had to spend the night in Montrose.

Anyway this is a fantastic climb. Some of the best views I have ever... more >>


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