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Mark P Thomas

Draper
35 years old · Male

Member Since
Oct 3, 2009
Last Visit: 2 days ago
221 Points
Point Rank: #3,618 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).


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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 30
Fire Starter
Nov 9, 2018 · TR. Finally yarded on rope to cheat 12" worth. SAD.
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Handeater
Nov 9, 2018 · TR. One take at the lieback. This variation is FUN.
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 216
Bongeater
Nov 9, 2018 · TR. One take at the fingers, then one at the lieback.
Trad
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
 19
The Cottonwood Traverse
Sep 16, 2018 · Solo. WURL'in. Lotta wind. Took direct cl.4 lines on BF Twins & Triple Traverse.
Trad, Alpine
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
 19
The Cottonwood Traverse
Sep 8, 2018 · Solo. Via Ferguson Canyon/Robinson Ridge w/ bike return. Did the correct line at the crux this time.
Trad, Alpine
Easy Snow PG13
 11
Arête des Bosses / Goûter Route
Jul 23, 2018 · Lead / Onsight. Descended the route on foot to the valley after climbing Trois Mont. A big day!
Snow, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fire Starter Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwo… > Burner Buttress
 30
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Nov 9, 2018 · TR. Finally yarded on rope to cheat 12" worth. SAD.
Handeater Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwo… > Bongeater Buttress
 19
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Nov 9, 2018 · TR. One take at the lieback. This variation is FUN.
Bongeater Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwo… > Bongeater Buttress
 216
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Nov 9, 2018 · TR. One take at the fingers, then one at the lieback.
The Cottonwood Traverse Wasatch Range > Wasatch Alpine… > Mt Superior / Monte C…
 19
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Trad, Alpine
Sep 16, 2018 · Solo. WURL'in. Lotta wind. Took direct cl.4 lines on BF Twins & Triple Traverse.
The Cottonwood Traverse Wasatch Range > Wasatch Alpine… > Mt Superior / Monte C…
 19
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Trad, Alpine
Sep 8, 2018 · Solo. Via Ferguson Canyon/Robinson Ridge w/ bike return. Did the correct line at the crux this time.
Arête des Bosses / Goûter R… France > … > Mont Blanc Range > Vallée Blanche Basin
 11
Easy Snow PG13 Snow, Alpine
Jul 23, 2018 · Lead / Onsight. Descended the route on foot to the valley after climbing Trois Mont. A big day!

Tick Breakdown

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 4 4 2
Last Year 19 12 7
5 Years 249 151 62
All Time 1,378 596 259

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