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Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: An overview of the left side of the Five Fingers A...

An overview of the left side of the Five Fingers Area. This can be accessed by a cl. 3-4 scramble up the start of Stone the Crows, just beyond CallItWhatYouPlease.

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Tenderloin (5.5)

May 15, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: The juicy meat of Tenderloin.

The juicy meat of Tenderloin.

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Tenderloin (5.5)

May 15, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: Fat Man's Misery. Awkward to place gear, and fairl...

Fat Man's Misery. Awkward to place gear, and fairly dirty, but a fun & straightforward climb nonetheless.

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Fat Man's Misery (5.5)

May 15, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: The final decision of the route. I went straight (...

The final decision of the route. I went straight (good but hard). I guess people usually go left? Both Ruckman's & Smith's guidebooks show the route going straight up to the shared anchor with Tenderl

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Waltz, The (5.6)

May 15, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: Charlotte about to downclimb the crux section of t...

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 easie

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Chrysler Crack (5.9)

Jan 31, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: The entire pitch of Chrysler Crack. There is a nic...

The entire pitch of Chrysler Crack. There is a nice belay at the tree.

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Chrysler Crack (5.9)

Jan 31, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Charlotte at the gear placement, reaching the seco...

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).

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : The Wallow (5.7)

Jan 31, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Charlotte leading the crux of The Wallow (5.6-5.7)...

Charlotte leading the crux of The Wallow (5.6-5.7).

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : The Wallow (5.7)

Jan 31, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: After the crux of The Wallow (5.6-5.7).

After the crux of The Wallow (5.6-5.7).

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : The Wallow (5.7)

Jan 31, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Inside The Wallow (5.6-5.7).

Inside The Wallow (5.6-5.7).

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : The Wallow (5.7)

Jan 31, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: The Wallow (5.6-5.7).

The Wallow (5.6-5.7).

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : The Wallow (5.7)

Jan 31, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Charlotte leading the Zoroaster chimney as one of ...

Charlotte leading the Zoroaster chimney as one of her first chimney leads. She is in the second chimney on the technical crux.

Jan 31, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Kor Roof on a windy day. Hard to tell which way is...

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.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Mark P Thomas : Profile Pics

Apr 25, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Route Topo

Route Topo

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : The Buttocks (5.9)

Feb 29, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Loving the lead on Hand Jive (5.9). Little Cottonw...

Loving the lead on Hand Jive (5.9). Little Cottonwood Canyon.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Mark P Thomas : Profile Pics

Aug 5, 2011

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

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 :-) )

The People of Mountain Proj... : Mark P Thomas : Profile Pics

Dec 24, 2010

Contributed Comments

 

Location: California : High Sierra : 04 - Ritter and the Minaret... : Banner Peak : East Corner (5.7)
By: Mark P Thomas When: 4 days ago

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Comments: "Climb this chute for 30 - 40 meters until you can gain the arete that forms the right wall of the chute. Up the crest of this on some steep, fun rock (5.7) to where it rejoins the main ridge."

Or stay in the chute for easier climbing, eventually intersecting the left spur before the chute ends. There is then a spicy 5.7 step across protected by a piton that gets you onto the main ridge above where the two ridgelets merge.

The rock on this route was fairly suspect throughout, and was... more >>


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Medlicott Area : Medlicott Dome, Left : The Yawn (5.9+)
By: Mark P Thomas When: 4 days ago

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Comments: A few notes to fill in on this climb:

P1 - One section can be incredibly wet and slimy. It kind of reminded me of the first pitch of the Harding Route on Conness. I'd say that and a few other parts made P1 the technical and protection crux of the climb. Nearly the entire pitch leans awkwardly to the right and has some non-intuitive moves to step around lots of little corners and roofs. Climbing with a pack makes this significantly harder.

P2 - Depending on your point of reference, I'd ... more >>


Location: Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Handjacker (5.7+)
By: Mark P Thomas When: Aug 13, 2017

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Comments: I thought Slit was harder....


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : Secret Garden : ... : The Offwidth (V0)
By: Mark P Thomas When: Aug 11, 2017

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Comments: If you want to lead this, bring 1 BD #5 (optional) and 1 BD #6. If you want to TR this, #6 cams are your only option. 1 works, but two might give you more piece of mind.

You can easily hang a lantern off the TR anchor at night to light the climb - great for the hot summer times.

This is a good enough crack for pushing cams that I think in the future I'll bring a harness & #6 cam and just solo this on a leash to get smoother at the climbing w/ pro management.

Also, I'd call this a 5.8... more >>


Location: Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Worm Drive : Driving Miss Wormy (5.7)
By: Mark P Thomas When: Aug 9, 2017

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Comments: How does a 40' pitch get a grade II rating?


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Burner Buttress : Burner (5.10) : Photo
By: Mark P Thomas When: Jun 9, 2017

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Comments: This photo is mirrored. Perhaps the wrong side of the negative was scanned?


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Burner Buttress : Burner (5.10)
By: Mark P Thomas When: Jun 9, 2017

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Comments: Although I had the benefit of a top rope to simplify things, it seemed to me like the main crux was not getting your knee stuck! Take care getting it out after sitting on it. This climb has no-hands rests galore. A bit of trickiness to change directions and jam around the 'don't do the lieback' flake, after which it eases up again.

I'm surprised this was rated 5.10d at one point. This was far and away much easier than Generator Crack... more >>


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : 5 Mile Boulders : Big Mouth (V1+)
By: Mark P Thomas When: Jun 4, 2017

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Comments: If you climb it as an OW instead of a LB, I'd rate it proper 5.9 wide.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Mount Olympus : South Summit : Seriously where the f*** is... (5.10a)
By: Mark P Thomas When: May 31, 2017

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Comments: "if anyone had the bad judgement to bring a power drill all the way out to this remote area"

As this is in a Wilderness Area, that would be bad judgment indeed! Please abide by wilderness ethics and drill any bolts with a hand drill.


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