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Mark P Thomas

Draper
34 years old · Male

Member Since
Oct 3, 2009
Last Visit: May 29, 2018
221 Points
Point Rank: #3,457 Details

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Likes Trad
Leads Follows
Trad 5.9 5.10c
Sport 4th 3rd
Aid C1 C2
Ice WI2 WI4
Mixed M3 M5
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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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).


Ticks View All 578

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 124
The Sickle
Nov 18, 2017 · TR. Maxim led. REALLY fun. Perfect hand-fist jams in the corner. Easy rests.
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 87
Wee Doggie
Nov 18, 2017 · TR. Crux at bottom. Upper moves really hurt my gimpy right foot/ankle. Interesting moves!
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 235
Tofu Crack
Nov 17, 2017 · TR. Maxim led. Fun! OW is VERY easy. Great hand-fist size for me. Short lieback was the crux.
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 41
Smell the Meat
Nov 17, 2017 · TR. Maxim led. Face is not too bad.
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Owl Crack
Nov 16, 2017 · TR. Maxim led. Fun! A tad tight for my hands. 3 very nice rests keep this easier.
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 714
Generic Crack
Nov 16, 2017 · Lead / Onsight. Tougher lead. I got fat. Also brought too many BD #3s and too few BD #2s.
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Sickle Moab Area > Indian Creek > Original Meat Wall
 124
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Nov 18, 2017 · TR. Maxim led. REALLY fun. Perfect hand-fist jams in the corner. Easy rests.
Wee Doggie Moab Area > Indian Creek > Original Meat Wall
 87
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Nov 18, 2017 · TR. Crux at bottom. Upper moves really hurt my gimpy right foot/ankle. Interesting moves!
Tofu Crack Moab Area > Indian Creek > 2nd Meat Wall
 235
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Nov 17, 2017 · TR. Maxim led. Fun! OW is VERY easy. Great hand-fist size for me. Short lieback was the crux.
Smell the Meat Moab Area > Indian Creek > 2nd Meat Wall
 41
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Nov 17, 2017 · TR. Maxim led. Face is not too bad.
Owl Crack Moab Area > Indian Creek > Donnelly Canyon
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Nov 16, 2017 · TR. Maxim led. Fun! A tad tight for my hands. 3 very nice rests keep this easier.
Generic Crack Moab Area > Indian Creek > Donnelly Canyon
 714
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Nov 16, 2017 · Lead / Onsight. Tougher lead. I got fat. Also brought too many BD #3s and too few BD #2s.

Tick Breakdown

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 0 0 0
Last Year 35 24 12
5 Years 350 156 70
All Time 1,336 578 248

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