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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
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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
Fire Starter 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
  May 24, 2017 - As the night fell upon us and the rain picked up, I yarded on the rope to pass the crux. SAD.
Bongeater 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
  May 24, 2017 - Ohh so good. I still can't exit this thing gracefully...
Handeater 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
  May 24, 2017 - Fun, but too short! Crux start is good. Traverse... TBD.
Waltz, The 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
  May 14, 2017 - Took a direct finish. Wide felt harder than 5.6, even with the chicken-head cheat on the outside.
North Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
The Road to Mecca 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Hobbit Roof 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Commitments Are For Me 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Masochism 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tubers in Space 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
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Scumbag Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Tenderloin 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
The steepness of the left exit is apparent in this photo. Good thing the knobs were big, because there wasn't any pro except for the lone piton!  Charlotte following me up the left exit, which is way harder than the topo's 5.7 claim. This section is overhanging about 5-10 degrees, protected by a single piton after the traverse (a draw is on it in the photo). The wide crack did not take pro - only a chickenwing for rest.  Interesting chimney exit sequence on the left exit variation, which is the gift that keeps on giving.  The upper section of Ellingwood Arete. We took the left variation, which our topo called 5.7, and I call B.S., but it was memorable!  A climber taking a direct variation to the start, with the first piece of pro visible. I placed gear in a similar spot but found the climbing easier and better protected doing the undercling to traverse left. 
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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