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Mark P Thomas

Draper
35 years old · Male

Member Since
Oct 3, 2009
Last Visit: Jul 31, 2018
221 Points
Point Rank: #3,507 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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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
Mod. Snow
 2
Trois Mont
Jul 23, 2018 · Lead / Onsight. Maybe it was the conditions, but I have never done so much sketchy snow climbing. Crux was fine.
Snow, Alpine
Mod. Snow
 3
Mont Blanc du Tacul Regular Route
Jul 23, 2018 · Lead / Onsight. DNF. Led 1 pitch through rocks before turning around due to time as we had Mont Blanc left!
Snow, Alpine
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
 2
Arete a Laurance
Jul 20, 2018 · Solo. Fun scramble, interesting short crux near the end. Combine with a hut lunch & Cosmique to the tram!
Trad, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI2 M4 Mod. Snow
 38
Cosmiques Arête
Jul 20, 2018 · Follow. Nice to do in combination with Arete a Laurance and a lunch stop in the hut.
Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine 8 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
 15
Hörnligrat Route
Jul 13, 2018 · Lead / Onsight. Great climb. LONG. More serious than the rating indicates.
Trad, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
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!
Trois Mont France > … > Mont Blanc Range > Vallée Blanche Basin
 2
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Jul 23, 2018 · Lead / Onsight. Maybe it was the conditions, but I have never done so much sketchy snow climbing. Crux was fine.
Mont Blanc du Tacul Regular… France > … > Mont Blanc Range > Vallée Blanche Basin
 3
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Jul 23, 2018 · Lead / Onsight. DNF. Led 1 pitch through rocks before turning around due to time as we had Mont Blanc left!
Arete a Laurance France > … > Mont Blanc Range > Vallée Blanche Basin
 2
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Trad, Alpine
Jul 20, 2018 · Solo. Fun scramble, interesting short crux near the end. Combine with a hut lunch & Cosmique to the tram!
Cosmiques Arête France > … > Mont Blanc Range > Vallée Blanche Basin
 38
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI2 M4 Mod. Snow Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine 8 pitches
Jul 20, 2018 · Follow. Nice to do in combination with Arete a Laurance and a lunch stop in the hut.
Hörnligrat Route Switzerland > Matterhorn
 15
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13 Trad, Alpine
Jul 13, 2018 · Lead / Onsight. Great climb. LONG. More serious than the rating indicates.

Tick Breakdown

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 13 6 3
Last Year 28 17 9
5 Years 299 156 67
All Time 1,349 584 251

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