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By Thomas Gilmore
Feb 6, 2014

Hello, I am Thomas/26/M. I currently reside in Kentucky and am a regular at the Red River Gorge. I have a serious change in my life coming up and I will be hitting the road in early May for an extended climbing/road trip. I am entertaining the idea of finding partners to join my trip for most or parts of my trip. The plan is to just go with the flow and climb where ever and whenever and sight see/relax along the way. I will start in the northeast(NJ) in May and try to stay north (Wyoming, Colorado, Washington) during the summer and work down to the southwest(California, SLC, AZ, NM) US when the weather changes. I currently lead 5.11- sport and 5.10- trad and have a full rack. I have a VW pop-top van that I will be living in and my Australian Cattle dog will be joining me. My perfect partner will be a safe and knowledgeable climber in the same skill level who would be totally stoked to push each other to climb to our full potential. They wouldn't mind living in a van with my dog and I and be clean (for living in a van) and organized. Have a go with the flow spirit as well as unafraid to be adventurous and do things off the beaten path. You must be able to pay for your own food and pitch in a fair share of fuel and insurance. I would be open to anyone who would want to join for a week, a month, or even a couple months. I will also be looking for partners in whatever areas I stop at. If this even sounds remotely like something you would do, shoot me an email and let's see what we can brain storm...

Golden Locks: T-Wall
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By RyderS
From Boston, MA
Feb 23, 2014
Standing atop the Lower 48 having completed Mt. Whitney's East Buttress (Direct)!

Hey Thomas,

Sent you an email via MP.

Cheers,

Ryder


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By DanJ
Mar 9, 2014

Hey Thomas, how are your plans coming along? I sent you a message via mtn project. Let me know if you're interested!


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By Thomas Gilmore
Mar 10, 2014

Great to hear from everyone! Hope we can work something out...the time approaches quickly...


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By Prametheus
Apr 13, 2014

Just sent you a PM..hope all is well. give me a shout when you're up in Wyoming!


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By george wilkey
From travelers rest sc
Apr 13, 2014
me

"I have a serious change in my life coming up"

Never announce your plans BEFORE the prison break!


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By Thomas Gilmore
Apr 19, 2014

6 days until the "prison break". Wish me luck! I hope to meet some of yall along my travels!


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By Pascal R
Apr 27, 2014

Hi Thomas,

I'm already on a long road trip. I'm presently at Moab and looking for climbing partner.

I'm planning to be in the northweast area (Wyoming, Montana, Washington, etc ...) in May or June and for a few months. I lead 5.12 in sport and 5.10 in trad.

Let me know if your interested to join somewhere.
Cheers,

Pascal


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By RyderS
From Boston, MA
Apr 27, 2014
Standing atop the Lower 48 having completed Mt. Whitney's East Buttress (Direct)!

So I'm guessing you're on the road now? Let me know when you're up here in New England. It's been pretty soggy and un-spring-like over the past few weeks. Hoping that'll change soon...


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By Thomas Gilmore
May 3, 2014

Hey guys! Thanks for the continued interest on this. Road trip has started and just finished a week at the red river gorge. Ill be going home to see family for a week or two and will resume the trip in the second week of may. Ill be heading into the northeast towards rumney gunks and Adirondacks. First week of june ill be at devils tower and second week of june ill be in south dakota. A majority of july and august will be colorado and I might be in the pacific northwest in september. Plans still are pretty loose and nothing is concrete. I'm hoping to be on the road until at least the end of the year...


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By Pascal R
May 6, 2014

Hi Thomas, unfortunately you will be at Devils Tower during the falcon closure, if you can be there before I will like to join you for some great climb there.

Have fun,
Pascal


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By Matt Inoue
From Columbus, Ohio
May 15, 2014

I'll be heading out to CO/WY from the middle of June-middle of August. I'd definitely like to meet up for Vedauwoo, Ten Sleep, Rushmore, Wild Iris, GTNP & RMNP if you'll be around those areas! I'm initially coming out with a couple people but will be (more) free to roam around starting June 20th-ish. Got an email you check more often?


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By Thomas Gilmore
Jun 18, 2014

Trip is in full swing! I'm currently jumping between Spearfish Canyon and Devil's Tower. Should be in Ten Sleep next week. My service and internet is pretty spotty but get at me if you'd like to try and meet up!


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