Tom Bolger


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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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The Ticklist #23 Lockdown Round-Up - Ascents from around the world

We held off reporting on ascents during lockdown, but as things begin to ease in the UK, here's a round-up of some of the hardest ascents from the last few months...

The Ticklist #13 - Hard Sport, Highball Bouldering and Horrendous Crack Climbing

In this week's Ticklist, we take a look at some hard sport ascents, Barbara Zangerl's ascent of Greenspit and the usual hard bouldering.

News Gancho Perfecto 9a+ by Tom Bolger

British expat living in Catalonia, Tom Bolger, has climbed his first 9a+ with an ascent of Chris Sharma's Gancho Perfecto at Margalef's Finestra sector. 

The Ticklist #8 - Hard Sport Abroad

While there's been plenty of top-end British ascents this past week, it's a been a quieter week for interesting ascents...

News Victimas Perez 9a by Tom Bolger

British ex-pat Tom Bolger has ticked his 10th 9a with at Finestra sector, Margalef, Spain. Tom has been resident in Spain for a...

News Seleccio Natural, 9a, & 8b flash for Tom Bolger

Tom Bolger has confirmed his return to form following his recent back injury, as after climbing Era...

Interview Tom Bolger on Era Vella, 9a

Catalunya-based Brit, Tom Bolger recently had a return to 9a form with an ascent of Era Vella, following a back injury...

News Era Vella, 9a, for Tom Bolger

News Gypsy Blood - 8c+ First Ascent for Tom Bolger

News Santa Linya 9a / + For Tom Bolger

Interview Another 9a at Santa Linya for Tom Bolger

News Tom Bolger Climbs 4 8c Sport Routes

News Bolger bags Ciudad de Dios, 9a / +

Photos Bolger 9a, Ojeda 8c, Andrada 9a+ and Sharma

Photos Tom Bolger Climbs 'Old School F8c' in Spain

News Tom Bolger: Ingravids Extension F8c+

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Tenaya Mastia

The Mastia is a good all-round performance rock shoe with a varied focus, says Rob Greenwood, ranging from overhanging sport to bouldering on rock types which require that little bit of extra sensitivity.

Looking for Wild: Fitz Roy pants + Cilaos shorts

Looking for Wild are a new French climbing clothing brand whose clothes are ideal for climbing whilst also being extremely stylish. The build quality, active cut and environmental credentials are particular plus points, we reckon.

Tenaya Mundaka

The Mundaka is an extremely soft rock shoe designed to give a close, glove-like fit. They are so soft that they prompt Theo Moore to ask the question 'how soft is too soft...?'

Climbing Technology Click Up+ Assisted Braking Belay Device

The Click Up+ is an updated version of the popular Click Up. Will we love the update as much as we...

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test...

Climbing Technology Nuptse Evo Crampon

A classic 12-point crampon that will cover you from winter walking, though mountaineering, to climbing at a respectable...

Women's All-Round Harnesses

Many climbers are all-rounders, so there's a need for harnesses that can do a bit of everything too. We look at nine...

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Tenaya partners with Zara to launch a new women's range of clothing and shoes

Global fashion brand Zara and climbing shoe company Tenaya are teaming up for a product collaboration, launching on 5 May 2022. The limited-release women's capsule includes clothing items, an approach shoe, and a climbing shoe. Tenaya a...

Climbing Technology New Click Up Colours and Tuner I Lanyard

The Climbing Technology Click Up is one of the most popular belay devices on the market. Spring 2022 sees the introduction of three new colours. 

New Climbing Gear Spring / Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the latest hardware, ropes, harnesses, helmets and every other form of gear. Plus, everything is hitting the shops imminently...

New Footwear Spring / Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products...

Climbing Technology - New Harnesses & Quickdraws

Climbing Technology have updated their range of harnesses this year with 3 new models, the...

Tenaya Mastia

When we conceived the new Mastia we wanted not only to create an aggressively curved shoe that delivered maximum power for standing...

ISPO 2020 - New Climbing Gear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

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