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Mark P Thomas is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people.
Personal: Lives in Draper, 33 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
Death Flake 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
  Jun 9, 2017 - Fun! My second post-op 5.8 lead.
Fire Starter 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
  Jun 9, 2017 - I finally got it this time, but still had to take some. After this I TRed Burner - which was easier.
Burner 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
  Jun 9, 2017 - TRonSight! After grunting on Firestarter, I flew up this thing. This one was more sustained & fun.
Big Mouth V1+ 5
  Jun 4, 2017 - TRed. Gotta come back and lead this. Short & straightforward OW.
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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 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
The Open Book 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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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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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.  This photo gives you a sense of the rock and crack quality. The crux is at the bulge/flake where the crack arcs left. You need to change directions and work around the awkward flake before you can get straight in again. 
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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