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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
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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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Leading Right Sawdust Crack (5.8) in J-Tree. Solid...

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Pratt's Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
  Aug 24 - Fun lead!
Sheila 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
  Aug 24 - Followed. #6 C4 a really good idea for the lieback! Lots of small gear too.
North East Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
  Aug 3 - Climbed with Alec in 5 hrs from base to summit. Fun and easy route.
Lion's Way 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
  Aug 2 - A good climb to do on a rainy day. Did as a party of 3 with double ropes.
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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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Kor Roof on a windy day. Hard to tell which way is up here! Basically into the photo, up about 45 degrees, rotated 30 degrees clockwise.  Route Topo  Loving the lead on Hand Jive (5.9). Little Cottonwood Canyon.  Leading Right Sawdust Crack (5.8) in J-Tree. Solid, meaty jams! (I know the rope got flipped. Don't worry, I fixed it right away :-) ) 
Serendipity Arete 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C1
South Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Northeast Buttress 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Fishhook ArÍte 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Upper Exum Ridge 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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
Conductor Crack 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
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