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Mark Straub

Berkeley, CA
25 years old · Male

Member Since
Feb 3, 2010
Last Visit: 2 days ago
25 Points
Point Rank: #15,154 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 24

Sep 26, 2018
I recently lost a rope at the base of the crag. It's an orange 60m with a brown and black Metolius rope ba… View Comment
Sep 18, 2018
Fun route with a great summit! There's some dirty/suspect rock on the "new" first pitch, but the movement… View Comment
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

Forum Messages View All 86

Regional > Nevada
Reply: Epinephrine Chimneys - How hard and runout?
Oct 5, 2018 Have fun, that route is a blast! View Message
Regional > Nevada
Reply: Epinephrine Chimneys - How hard and runout?
Oct 4, 2018 The Epinephrine chimneys are not hard for the grade or particularly runout.  However, the route as a whole is quite long and often crowded.  You should feel confident… View Message
Regional > Northern California
Reply: Map of Yosemite features?
Sep 25, 2018 This one? amazon.com/Rock-Climbing-Yo… View Message
Regional > Northern California
Reply: Map of Yosemite features?
Sep 25, 2018 Thanks for the links Kendall.  Is this the Reid guidebook you're referring to? https://www.amazon.com/Yosemite-Climbs-Free-Don-Reid/dp/0934641595Also, does anyone know wha… View Message
Regional > Northern California
Map of Yosemite features?
Sep 25, 2018 I'm wondering if there are any guidebooks or websites that have a detailed, labeled map of the features in Yosemite Valley.  I'm mostly interested in the smaller, more obs… View Message
Regional > Northeastern States
Reply: TSA at Pittsburgh Airport
Aug 20, 2018 Relax.  You'll be fine.   View Message

Route Scores View All 687

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Golden Needles
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 39
Golden Needles
Trad 2 pitches
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Easy Snow
 21
Sahale Glacier
Trad, Snow, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Steep Snow
 24
Torment-Forbidden Traverse
Trad, Snow, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Mod. Snow
 140
West Ridge
Trad, Snow, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 216
Southwest Rib
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Golden Needles Yosemite NP > … > h. Cascade Area > Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Avg:  14
Mark:
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Golden Needles Yosemite NP > … > h. Cascade Area > Cascade Falls - Left
Avg:  39
Mark:
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Sahale Glacier Northwest Region > … > Boston Basin > Sahale Peak
Avg:  21
Mark:
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Easy Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine
Torment-Forbidden Traverse Northwest Region > … > Boston Basin > Mount Torment
Avg:  24
Mark:
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Steep Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine
West Ridge Northwest Region > … > Boston Basin > Forbidden Peak
Avg:  140
Mark:
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine
Southwest Rib Northwest Region > … > Washington Pass > S Early Winters Spire
Avg:  216
Mark:
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 6 pitches