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Member Since: Oct 3, 2009
Last Visit: May 16, 2016
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Where has Mark P Thomas been climbing?

Mark P Thomas is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people.
Personal: Lives in Oakland, 32 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
More information:
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).

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Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Right Sawdust Crack (5.8) in J-Tree. Solid...

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Out There
Oak Tree Flake 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
  Feb 21 - Led.
Grant's Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
  Feb 21 - TRed once, mock led once.
5.6 Chimney Above Grant's 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
  Feb 21 - Led.
Unnamed Thin Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
  Feb 21 - TRed.
Threading the Needle 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
El Matador 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Centennial A2
Short Circuit 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Short Circuit Chimney 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Application 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Charlotte about to downclimb the crux section of the approach to the base of Chrysler Crack. Seemed about 5.2ish. A fall would hurt but you won't bounce off the exposed ledge. There are two more easier cruxes after this for the approach. The second one is more exposed but much easier.  The entire pitch of Chrysler Crack. There is a nice belay at the tree.  Charlotte at the gear placement, reaching the second crux of the climb, transitioning from the wider chimney back into a deeper squeeze. The Wallow (5.6-5.7).  Charlotte leading the crux of The Wallow (5.6-5.7).  After the crux of The Wallow (5.6-5.7). 
Southeast Buttress 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
North Face North Couloir (right couloir) AI2
The Coffin 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Matthes Crest Traverse - South to North 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Thunderbolt to Sill Traverse 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Right of the Plaque 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a V3 6A R  Suggests: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a V3 6A R
Lazy Bum 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Suggests: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Five and Dime 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Suggests: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Bongeater 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Suggests: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
The Fracture 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Suggests: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

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