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Short levers are the secret, according to Tom Bolger, to being good at one arms. “I’ve got short arms, I reckon that helps,” he said. We think there’s more to it than that…
33-year-old Bolger lives in Catalonia, Spain. Originally from the UK, Bolger was a European Youth Cup Champion in 2003. He’s since switched his focus to rock, and has put down a multitude of impressive Spanish routes, such as the first ascent of Wild West (9a/+, 5.14d/5.15a) and Gancho Perfecto (5.15a). Bolger said the real secret to his success has been time spent climbing and mental preparation. Specifically, Bolger has been “focusing on the moment and the process, not letting myself think about the outcome.”