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Mark Straub

Berkeley, CA
25 years old · Male

Member Since
Feb 3, 2010
Last Visit: 3 hours ago
25 Points
Point Rank: #13,654 Details

Mark is in the Partner Finder
Best Times to Meet: Weekends
Likes Trad, Sport, Tr, Gym
Leads Follows
Trad 5.10d 5.11c
Sport 5.10d 5.11c
Aid C2 C3
Ice WI3 WI5
Boulders V3
Favorite Climbs
Slow Children, Milk Road, Beckey-Chouinard
Other Interests
Chemistry, photography, hiking
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Comments View All 22

Apr 2, 2018
This is a fun route that definitely changes character after the 6th pitch, but my partner and I found every… View Comment
Mar 29, 2018
Sweet route! "Perfect hands" is obviously very subjective, and this route involves pulling #3 Camalot move… View Comment
Feb 12, 2018
This was probably the most physically strenuous 5.9 I've ever climbed. It's kind of hard to accurately gra… View Comment
Jan 29, 2018
Climbed this yesterday. A foothold broke when I was moving to the first bolt. I would have taken a nasty… View Comment
Nov 13, 2017
This is one of the best cracks I've ever climbed! Every pitch is excellent. The name is also quite fitting. View Comment
Oct 17, 2017
This pitch is sweet. Just as good as Lunatic Fringe IMO. It climbs a lot cleaner than it looks. The rout… View Comment

Forum Messages View All 71

Regional > Northern California
Reply: Ellis road to Calaveras dome
May 10, 2018 When I was trying to get to Calaveras Dome last fall, I ended up spending over 6 hours driving aimlessly along poorly-labeled roads that petered out into nothingness, more than… View Message
Regional > Northern California
Reply: Yosemite conditions
Mar 7, 2018 Thanks! Looks like it’s probably wet all throughout northern CA this weekend. Is it ok to climb at Sonora Pass the day after it rains? I’m not too familiar with the… View Message
Regional > Northern California
Yosemite conditions
Mar 7, 2018 Is the Valley covered in snow?  Will it be climbable this weekend, or should I head south? View Message
Partners > Northern California Partners
Reply: Pinnacles partner 2/25
Mar 1, 2018 I can't go this weekend, sadly View Message
Partners > Northern California Partners
Pinnacles partner 2/25
Feb 24, 2018 My partner sadly caught the flu, and I'm hoping to get out climbing tomorrow.  I'm located in the East Bay.  Pinnacles looks like a good destination for tomorrow, but… View Message
Regional > Northern California
Kern River conditions?
Feb 21, 2018 Has anyone been out to the Kern River area recently, either the Needles or some of the lower-lying crags in the area?  I'm not too familiar with the region or the local cl… View Message

Route Scores View All 649

V0 4 R
 166
Plumbers Crack (North side chimney)
Boulder
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 398
Levitation 29
Trad, Sport, Alpine 9 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 52
Risk Brothers Roof
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 270
The Fox
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 455
Dream of Wild Turkeys
Trad 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1
 252
Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome
Trad, Aid 23 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Plumbers Crack (North side… Southern Nevada > … > Kraft Boulders > Plumber's Crack
Avg:  166
Mark:
V0 4 R Boulder
V0- R
Levitation 29 Southern Nevada > … > 12-Oak Creek Ca… > Eagle Wall
Avg:  398
Mark:
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport, Alpine 9 pitches
Risk Brothers Roof Southern Nevada > … > 01-Calico Basin > Shit Howdy
Avg:  52
Mark:
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
The Fox Southern Nevada > … > 01-Calico Basin > Fox Area
Avg:  270
Mark:
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Dream of Wild Turkeys Southern Nevada > … > 16-Black Velvet… > Black Velvet Wall
Avg:  455
Mark:
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 7 pitches
Regular Northwest Face of H… Yosemite NP > Yosemite Valley > Half Dome
Avg:  252
Mark:
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 Trad, Aid 23 pitches