/ NEWS: Gypsy Blood - 8c+ First Ascent for Tom Bolger

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UKC News - on 22 May 2012
Tom Bolger on his new route Gypsy Blood (8c+) at Santa Linya, 4 kbTom Bolger has climbed another hard route in the Santa Linya cave, Spain, this time making the first ascent of a line he bolted last November.

His new route is called Gypsy Blood and is graded 8c+. Tom described it as: "Pure power endurance, speed is essential as there isnīt really a rest - only spots to grab chalk. It's really fun, athletic climbing."

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67143

just - on 22 May 2012
Tom I thought that you would take advantage of the cooler temps this week and you looked close when we were out. Good one.!
TomPR on 22 May 2012
In reply to UKC News: Good work Tom. Another beefy line for the cave.

What's the current situation on the projected banning of the cave now? Any more progress? Do I cancel my flights for the autumn??!

Morgan Woods - on 23 May 2012
In reply to UKC News:

That first pic is mono-tastic!
CorneliusVS on 24 May 2012 - 144.48.125.91.dyn.plus.net
In reply to UKC News: It certainly looks like an impressive ascent, but I don't think this justifies the use of racism in the name.
remus - on 24 May 2012
In reply to CorneliusVS: How exactly is it racist?
biscuit - on 24 May 2012
In reply to CorneliusVS:

I believe ( i seem to remember it being mentioned in a previous article about him ) that his family are/have been gipsies.

Why would you think it was racist ?
just - on 27 May 2012
In reply to biscuit: biscuit you are correct his great great grandmother was romany according to family rumor and the fact that he has a nomadic lifestyle now is why the routename came about.

I would really like to know why corneliusvs thinks the name is racist?
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johncoxmysteriously - on 29 May 2012
In reply to just:

>I would really like to know why corneliusvs thinks the name is racist?

Well, because he's a pious idiot, presumably. It really doesn't seem very complicated.

jcm

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