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Member Since: Oct 3, 2009
Last Visit: Sep 18, 2017
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Mark P Thomas is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people.
Personal: Lives in Draper, 34 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: Beckey-Chouinard@Bugaboos, IHC@IndianCreek, NChimney(3 Penguins@Arches), SWFaceOfConness, MithralDihedral@MtRussell, Ptarmigan&LibertyRidges@Rainier, NCouloirOfNPk(AI2), CarlHellerERidge(winter 5.6), Serenity-Sons&TrialByFire&GeneratorCrack&CPoF@Yosemite
Other Interests: Alpinism, photography, cycling, endurance rides/hikes/scrambles
Personal/Favorite web site: http://www.summitpost.org/users/pellucidwombat/12893
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'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).

Photo Albums by Mark P Thomas    
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Right Sawdust Crack (5.8) in J-Tree. Solid...

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Out There
Beer 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
  Sep 17, 2017 - Followed Nic Risser.
Beer 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
  Sep 17, 2017 - Liebacked the flake to the right of the top of the first crack then ascended the knobby face. Fun!
Super Chicken 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
  Sep 17, 2017 - Followed Nic Risser, who linked P1&2 via L variation.
The Yawn 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
  Sep 16, 2017 - Followed Nic Risser. Led P4. Just not feeling it yet for harder leading as I recover.
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Ream Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Penetration 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Route of All Evil 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Wiessner 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Vertical Smile 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Arm and Hammer 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Death Flake 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Scumbag Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Tenderloin 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Harder than it looks, but great solid jams.  Bongeater Buttress seen from the Little Cottonwood Canyon Park & Ride.  Burner Buttress seen from the notch between Bongeater Buttress and Burner Buttress.  Burner Buttress seen from the Little Cottonwood Canyon Park & Ride.  Wonderful looking crack. Great to top rope and practice Leavittation. 
Southeast Buttress 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
North Face North Couloir (right couloir) AI2 Steep Snow
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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