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Mark Straub

Berkeley, CA
26 years old · Male

Member Since
Feb 3, 2010
Last Visit: Jan 6, 2019
25 Points
Point Rank: #14,705 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 23

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
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

Forum Messages View All 98

General > General Climbing
Reply: Your Worst Fall
Nov 26, 2018 I've taken a number of non-ideal falls, usually ending in a sprained arch/ankle or a bruised bone.  However, it's my close call that sticks with me more than anything else… View Message
General > Training Forum
Reply: Training stemming and dihedrals
Nov 9, 2018 You need to get on some better outdoor dihedrals!  The second pitch of Moratorium has a phenomenal stemming crux. View Message
Regional > Northern California
Reply: Calaveras dome- lesser-known routes?
Nov 7, 2018 That topo is nice!  We ended up climbing most of the short routes in that dense area based on that one topo.  Thanks for the link- if the others are of similar qualit… View Message
Regional > Northern California
Reply: Calaveras dome- lesser-known routes?
Nov 7, 2018 Yeah, Clint's site is great!  I've been browsing that since my days of climbing in Washington in high school.  Any idea what Will's guidebook looks like?  I migh… View Message
Regional > Northern California
Calaveras dome- lesser-known routes?
Nov 7, 2018 So far, I've been to Calaveras Dome twice, and both times have been fantastic!  I've climbed Wall of the Worlds, Silk Road/High Times, and Schizophrenic Dike, all of which… View Message
General > Injuries and Accidents
Reply: Upper back/neck pain
Nov 5, 2018 Climbing tends to overdevelop certain muscles, e.g. trapezius, so antagonist exercises work the muscles that are underused in climbing, e.g. pectorals. View Message