Emma Twyford Onsights F8a

by Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Oct/2010
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+Emma Twyford lowering off after her successful onsight of Aegialis (F7c), Kalymnos, 192 kbEmma Twyford lowering off after her successful onsight of Aegialis (F7c), Kalymnos
© Neil Foster, Oct 2010

+Concentration from the start, 184 kbEmma Twyford concentrating on the start of Fun de Chinhunne (F8a), Photo: Sarah Messenger
British climber Emma Twyford is currently on the island of Kalymnos, Greece. Ten days in to her three week trip, on Friday 22nd of October, she managed to onsight the 40m tufa-fest of Fun de Chinhunne (F8a) in the famous Grande Grotta.

The route was originally graded F8a+, but has now settled to F8a. The endurance route is a huge roof on large tufa stalactites, and has 28 bolts. Emma was on the route for around two hours.

Earlier in her trip she also managed a stylish onsight of the classic and much photographed F7c Aegialis.

Neil Foster who witnessed Emma's Aegialis ascent commented:

"I watched Emma on sight Aegialis in the Grande Grotta on Wednesday, and it was extremely impressive.  I had just failed on the route (though I did get pretty high up!) so I know first hand just how steep and strenuous it is!"

Emma has around a week left on the island and is apparently just getting in to the swing of things - good luck!

photo
Styling through the reachy section
SarahM, Oct 2010
© Sarah Messenger

Photo Gallery by Neil Foster - Emma Twyford on Aegialis:

+Emma Twyford on her successful onsight of Aegialis (F7c), Kalymnos, 145 kbEmma Twyford on her successful onsight of Aegialis (F7c), Kalymnos
© Neil Foster, Oct 2010
+Emma Twyford - Aegialis (F7c), Kalymnos, 224 kbEmma Twyford - Aegialis (F7c), Kalymnos
© Neil Foster, Oct 2010
+Emma Twyford on her successful onsight of Aegialis (F7c), Kalymnos, 146 kbEmma Twyford on her successful onsight of Aegialis (F7c), Kalymnos
© Neil Foster, Oct 2010
+Emma Twyford looking tired but happy after her successful onsight of Aegialis (F7c), Kalymnos, 173 kbEmma Twyford looking tired but happy after her successful onsight of Aegialis (F7c), Kalymnos
© Neil Foster, Oct 2010
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