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Mark P Thomas

Draperderr, by Bangerter, UT
35 years old · Male

Member Since
Oct 3, 2009
Last Visit: 4 days ago
1,287 Points
Point Rank: #723 Details

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Likes Trad
Leads Follows
Trad 5.9 5.10d
Sport 4th 3rd
Aid C1 C2
Ice WI3 WI5
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, whitewater, sea kayaking.
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Trad is rad, ice is nice, and alpine is divine. Once my # of official 5.10 ticked climbs surpasses that of the 5.6 & under, I shall become a fire breathing dragon!


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Jun 13, 2019
Can't remove the aid rating, but it is a reasonable 5.9 if you lead without a pack and know how to climb wi… View Comment
Jun 7, 2019
The only way this could be better is if they were both in speedos or naked! View Comment
Jun 7, 2019
You know it has reached serious 5.6 once you break out the heel hooks... View Comment
Jun 3, 2019
What I used on lead: 2x#1, #2, 6x#3, 1x#4, 2x#5, 2x#6 View Comment
Jun 3, 2019
For those with the right hip size, Kira discovered that you can just face out and sit down in this pod for… View Comment
Jun 3, 2019
Rack that I used: 1x#0.75, 1, 2, 3, 4, 2x#6 (could get by with 1 if you have a VG9), 1xVG9 (nice if you ha… View Comment

Forum Messages View All 129

Regional > Northern California
Reply: Bay Area crack machine
Jun 12, 2019 Also, if you can track him down, Zander (in Berkeley) has a few wide cracks in his wood shop, including a Steck-Salathe Narrows simlator: View Message
Regional > Northern California
Reply: Bay Area crack machine
Jun 12, 2019 Another option is to just pay for a day pass at PG on rainy weekends when you can't climb cracks outside. Go in the morning and climb a full day of nothing but cracks, with a l… View Message
Regional > Northern California
Reply: Tiogo Opening Date?
Jun 12, 2019 Because there are more than a few climbers in the Bay Area/Sacramento who like to do alpine climbing (most of which is accessed from the East Side), and the pass drastically re… View Message
Partners > Wyoming, Montana, & Dakotas Partners
Reply: 2019 Tetons Alpine Ice Partner(s)?
Jun 11, 2019 Anyone up for getting out this weekend? I was thinking of camping at Moraine Camp and bagging Middle Teton Glacier route on Saturday, then Stettner Couloir Sunday... maybe if c… View Message
Partners > Pacific Northwest Partners
2nd/3rd Wanted for Shuksan Price Glacier Climb July 1-2ndish
Jun 7, 2019 Weather and conditions permitting, me and another hope to climb the Price Glacier over these dates, or shortly after, as a 2 day climb. We are both very fit and experienced for… View Message
Partners > Wyoming, Montana, & Dakotas Partners
Reply: 2019 Tetons Alpine Ice Partner(s)?
Jun 5, 2019 I overbooked my summer with some plans, and weather has made chaos of those plans! Trying to ride the flow I am wondering if, +/- a couple of days if weather determines, anyone… View Message