REI Community

Member Since: Feb 25, 2006
Last Visit: 7 hours ago
Contact mtoensing

Point Rank: # 1,233
Total Points: 565

9 Compliments
How do you get points?
Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3

Where has mtoensing been climbing?


All 1490 | Routes 21 | Areas 6 | Photos 81 | Page Improvements | Comments 106 | Posts 290 | Stars 621 | Ratings 365
Page 4 of 5.  <<First   <Prev   2  3  4  5   Next>   Last>>

Contributed Comments


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

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

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

view comment >>
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: California : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : Kernville Rock (a.k.a. Kern... : The Lieback (5.8)
By: mtoensing When: Sep 4, 2010

view comment >>
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: Colorado : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : Juniper Wall : Amelie (5.12a)
By: mtoensing When: Jun 22, 2010

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

view comment >>
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: slevin : Trail Canyon : Photo
By: mtoensing When: May 7, 2010

view comment >>
Comments: Looks bomber!!!

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

view comment >>
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: Utah : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Moses : Primrose Dihedrals (5.11+)
By: mtoensing When: Apr 26, 2010

view comment >>
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: clay meier : ME : Photo
By: mtoensing When: Apr 6, 2010

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

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

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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: California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : (h) Open Book Area : Open Book (5.9)
By: mtoensing When: Mar 26, 2010

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

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

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

view comment >>
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 >>

Location: Utah : Moab Area : Spring Canyon : Plumb Tower : Low Hanging Fruit (5.11 C2)
By: mtoensing When: Oct 20, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: Will this go free??

Location: Utah : Moab Area : Castle Valley : The Rectory : Fine Jade (5.11a)
By: mtoensing When: Oct 12, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: We didn't bring a nut tool with us yesterday on fine jade and got a hex stuck on the first pitch and a cam stuck on the second pitch. Sorry kind of lame but it happens. If anyone happens to retrieve those pieces I am willing to pay for shipping. I talked to some of you out there who were going up there today so hopefully you guys got those pieces.

Thanks a lot everyone,


Location: Colorado : Gunnison : Taylor Canyon : Coffin Crack Crag
By: mtoensing When: Sep 17, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: There is apparently a roped tyrolean that is right next to the coffin. Pull off the road when you see the coffin and cross the river via the tyrolean. This eliminates the need to take the cable wire high in the tree.

Location: Colorado : Gunnison : Hartman Rocks : Beginner's Slab : Ferringy (5.7)
By: mtoensing When: Sep 8, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: Fun free solo.

Location: Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Holy Saturday : Photo
By: mtoensing When: Aug 3, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: Can you get these resoled?

Location: California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : (l) Buttress of Cracks : Buttress of Cracks - Right ... : The Plague (5.7)
By: mtoensing When: Jul 29, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: Guidebook calls it a 5.8 but I pulled the crux on the second pitch and expected a little more. Pretty fun climb.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : Blind Faith (5.10a)
By: mtoensing When: May 21, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: I have been to The Creek a lot recently and this climb was a fantastic Creek-style climb. One of the best I have climbed in Eldo. Easier than Handcracker. I just wish it was a little longer, but don't we all?

Location: Utah : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Ancient Art : Stolen Chimney (5.10)
By: mtoensing When: May 16, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: one 70 meter will get you to the ground

Location: Utah : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Donnelly Canyon : Dos Hermanos (5.11+)
By: mtoensing When: Apr 27, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: Absolutely Fantastic!!! Bloom's guidebook calls it a 5.11+.

Location: Colorado : Gunnison : God's Crag : Mileski Wall : Photo
By: mtoensing When: Jan 25, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: What does the seperation of Meat and Dairy have to do with a little mixed climbing on that wall? There are established mixed climbs on this wall.

Location: Colorado : Gunnison : God's Crag : Mileski Wall : Photo
By: mtoensing When: Dec 14, 2008

view comment >>
Comments: Looks like good dry tooling.

Page 4 of 5.  <<First   <Prev   2  3  4  5   Next>   Last>>

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About