Tom Bolger


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Tom Bolger returns to form on Victimas Perez 9a  © Henning Wang/MadSkillz Media

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 number of years and has gradually worked his way back through the grades after incurring a serious back injury in 20...

Tom Bolger redpointing Seleccio Natural, 9a, Santa Linya  © Sam Williams
Tom Bolger redpointing Seleccio Natural, 9a, Santa Linya  © Sam Williams

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 Vella, 9a, at Margalef he has just climbed another 9a with Seleccio Natural at Santa Linya and flashed Migranya, 8b at Siurana. Seleccio Natural...

Tom Bolger on Catxasita, 9a/+, Santa Linya  © Tom Bolger Collection
Tom Bolger on Catxasita, 9a/+, Santa Linya  © Tom Bolger Collection

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 preventing him from climbing UKClimbing.com got in contact with Tom to find out more about his injury, Era Vella and his future plans...

Tom Bolger redpointing Era Vella, 9a, Margalef  © Said Belhaj
Tom Bolger redpointing Era Vella, 9a, Margalef  © Said Belhaj

News Era Vella, 9a, for Tom Bolger

Tom Bolger, an Ex-pat Brit living in Spain has just climbed the Margalef classic Era Vella, 9a. This heralds a...

Tom Bolger on his new route Gypsy Blood (8c+) at Santa Linya  © Lynne Malcolm
Tom Bolger on his new route Gypsy Blood (8c+) at Santa Linya  © Lynne Malcolm

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

Tom Bolger has climbed another hard route in the Santa Linya cave, Spain, this time making the first ascent of a...

Tom Bolger on Catxasita, 9a/+, Santa Linya  © Tom Bolger Collection
Tom Bolger on Catxasita, 9a/+, Santa Linya  © Tom Bolger Collection

News Santa Linya 9a/+ For Tom Bolger

British climber Tom Bolger has climbed the very steep limestone sport route of Catxasita 9a/+ at the Santa Linya cave,...

Tom Bolger fighting his way to victory on another 9a - Fabela pa la enmienda  © Lynne Malcolm
Tom Bolger fighting his way to victory on another 9a - Fabela pa la enmienda  © Lynne Malcolm

Interview Another 9a at Santa Linya for Tom Bolger

British climber Tom Bolger has added yet another top level sport route to his CV with an ascent of Fabela...

Tom Bolger on Honky Tonky, Onate  © Lynne Malcolm
Tom Bolger on Honky Tonky, Onate  © Lynne Malcolm

News Tom Bolger Climbs 4 8c Sport Routes

Tom Bolger on Ciudad de Dios  © Maria Torres
Tom Bolger on Ciudad de Dios  © Maria Torres

News Bolger bags Ciudad de Dios, 9a/+

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

News Another F9a for Tom Bolger

Daila Ojeda on her new route and her first 8c at Oliana.  © Peter O'Donovan
Daila Ojeda on her new route and her first 8c at Oliana.  © Peter O'Donovan

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

The LowDown: 9a FA by Bolger  © UKC News
The LowDown: 9a FA by Bolger  © UKC News

News 9a FA by Bolger

Tom Bolger, Lynne Malcolm and Dillan, one of the three canine rescue centre dogs they’ve found a home for  © Pete O'Donovan
Tom Bolger, Lynne Malcolm and Dillan, one of the three canine rescue centre dogs they’ve found a home for  © Pete O'Donovan

News An Interview With Tom Bolger

Tom Bolger - Cadena Perpetua - F8c.   © Pete O'Donovan
Tom Bolger - Cadena Perpetua - F8c.   © Pete O'Donovan

Photos Tom Bolger Climbs 'Old School F8c' in Spain

Tom Bolger climbing in Spain  © Maria Torres
Tom Bolger climbing in Spain  © Maria Torres

News Tom Bolger - Another F8c+

Tom Bolger climbing,   © Maria Torres
Tom Bolger climbing,   © Maria Torres

News Tom Bolger: Ingravids Extension F8c+


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Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Click Up + from Climbing Technology   © UKC Gear

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 loved the original?

Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear
Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test the UKC team go through some of the best lightweight sport harnesses on offer.

Nuptse evo montage  © Tom Ripley
Nuptse evo montage  © Tom Ripley

Climbing Technology Nuptse Evo Crampon

A classic 12-point crampon that will cover you from winter walking, though mountaineering, to climbing at a respectable level, the Nuptse Evo represents great value for money, says Tom Ripley.

Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear
Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear

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...

Axes montage 2  © UKC Gear
Axes montage 2  © UKC Gear

Technical Ice Axes

Whether it's for Scottish mixed, Continental ice or drytooling, a pair of technical axes are your key weapons. In this comparison review...

Victoria De Ga climbing at Red Up in Val Pennavaire  © Chris Prescott
Victoria De Ga climbing at Red Up in Val Pennavaire  © Chris Prescott

Climbing Technology Orion Helmet

It may not set out to rewrite the rules, but we think Climbing Technology's Orion is an excellent take on the polystyrene style...

Group Test Rope Bags MOntage  © UKC gear
Group Test Rope Bags MOntage  © UKC gear

Dedicated Rope Bags

Most climbers own a rope bag, but few take much trouble in choosing one. Considering how much use you'll get out of it, however, a little...


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ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Climbing Hardware Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic roofs) in Munich, has just wrapped up for 2019. Heavy snowfall gave this year's event a suitably wintry feel, and if we'd really...

Snow Flex 3 x 2  © Climbing Technology
Snow Flex 3 x 2  © Climbing Technology

Climbing Technology Winter Range

Climbing Technology's range of winter specific equipment gets better each year. For winter 2018 / 2019 they have a consolidated line of some of the most innovative and best value for money products on the market. All products are made to a very high...

OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment  © Nick Brown - UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment  © Nick Brown - UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment Roundup

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and here you can see some of the best products in the climbing equipment category that we saw:

ISPO CLIMBING HARDWARE  © UKC
ISPO CLIMBING HARDWARE  © UKC

ISPO 2018 - Climbing Hardware

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Munich: ISPO 2018. Here are some video interviews with brand...

ISPO 2018 - Top 10 Products  © UKC Gear
ISPO 2018 - Top 10 Products  © UKC Gear

ISPO 2018 - Our Top 10 Products

At ISPO 2018 the world's leading outdoor brands showed off their new stuff. We'll be bringing you updates on the latest...

Climbing Technology Winter Range 2017/18

Climbing Technology have some great new products along the usual classics in their range for winter 2017 / 2018....

OutDoor 2018  © UKClimbing
OutDoor 2018  © UKClimbing

OutDoor 2017 - Climbing Gear and Rock Shoes

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video...