Tom Bolger


United Kingdom
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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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Interview Maya 9a+ Repeated by Tom Bolger

Tom Bolger has made the first repeat of Ramón Julián Puigblanque's Maya 9a+ at Margalef in Catalonia, Spain. First climbed in 2016, the line has waited seven years for a repeat ascent. A British expat living in Spain,...

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...

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

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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