Mark P Thomas is in the Partner Finder
and is open to climbing with new people.
Personal: Lives in Oakland, 31 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: PtarmiganRidge@Rainier(AI2,M3/5.6), NCouloirOfNPk(AI2),CarlHellerERidge (winter 5.6),TravelerButtress(5.9)&CorrugationCorner(5.7)@LoversLeap, Five&Dime(5.10d)&TrialByFire(5.8)&GeneratorCrack(5.10c)&Selaginella(5.8)@YosemiteValley, Soler(5.9)@DevilsTower
Other Interests: Alpinism, photography, cycling, endurance rides/hikes/scrambles
Likes to climb: Trad climbs
|Trad: ||Leads 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a ||Follows 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Sport: ||Leads 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b ||Follows 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a|
|Aid: ||Leads C1 ||Follows C2|
|Ice: ||Leads WI2 ||Follows WI4|
|Mixed: ||Leads M3 ||Follows M5|
I'm looking for serious partners for big walls & mountaineering (trad, ice, summer & winter!) so drop me a line if you are too.
I've been leading up to .10c cracks, though I'd only consider myself a solid 5.9 trad leader (on cracks from fingers to OW to chimneys) & C1 aid climber, but I have been jumping on the occasional .10a-c & C2 recently without a problem. I led all of Sun Ribbon Arete with a 40lb pack (although I hauled the crux 5.10a pitch :-)P), so I guess maybe I have some good 'alpine' endurance there.
These days I really don't know how hard I follow. The hardest I've TRed clean on a first try was Five & Dime (5.10d) and I did a 5.11b finger crack on TR with one short fall. Friction & face climbing technique are not nearly as good as my chimney to finger crack technique (max clean TR/follow is more like 5.10b-c in the Valley, but I led an apparent 5.10b OW on Cardinal Pinnacle clean - go figure).