Another F9a for Tom Bolger

© Pete O'Donovan
A very happy Tom Bolger, immediately after his ascent of Cadena Perpetua.  © Pete O'Donovan
A very happy Tom Bolger, immediately after his ascent of Cadena Perpetua.
© Pete O'Donovan
Tom Bolger, the British climber now resident in Northern Spain, has ticked another F9a.

This time it was Open Your Mind Direct at Santa Linya. But Tom is aiming for the extension, which is graded F9a+.

From Tom's Blog:

"After a couple of familiar boulder problems at the base of the crag to warm up, and waiting for the good conditions to arrive I found myself clipping the chains. Looking up at the extension shaking out I wanted to continue but looking at the soaking tufa holds I knew that it would have to wait for another day..."

You can read a full interview and more info on Tom and his sport climbing in this UKC article: An Interview with Tom Bolger

Tom Bolger is sponsored by Five Ten , Arc'teryx and Edelweiss

Thanks go to Pete O'Donovan for the photograph of Tom.

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Tom Bolger is a British expat who moved to Catalunya to focus on his climbing career. He's redpointed numerous ninth-grade routes up to 9a+ (Gancho Perfecto). He's also a former GB Climbing Team member.

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7 Apr, 2010
Is that 3 9a's now? Inspirational stuff.
Nice one Tom. Keep up the inspiring ascents - good to have some Brits abroad cranking hard.
7 Apr, 2010
Great effort. Inspires the likes of me to try harder. Get cracking on the 9a+ extension :0)
7 Apr, 2010
Nice one Tom. When you coming on your holidays to Malham for one of Steve's routes? We are out to Margalef tomorrow for two weeks, will no doubt see you there!
8 Apr, 2010
For christs sake someone feed this poor lad a good meal.. God I feel fat :(
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