Emma Twyford Flashes Bucket Dynasty - Lakes E7by Duncan Campbell - UKC Aug/2014
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On a recent trip to the Lake District with James McHaffie (Caff), top British climber Emma Twyford made an impressive flash ascent of Bucket Dynasty, E7 6b, at Dove Crag (Dovedale).
The pair headed up to the Lakes and went straight to Dove Crag, where after warming up on Outside Edge, E5 6b, Emma flashed her second E7, Bucket Dynasty, placing gear as she went. Emma described how the ascent went:
"I rather bravely or stupidly asked Caff to take out all the gear so I could place it on lead as some of the placements come mid crux... The moves were big in the crux but I managed to get in the zone and was only shaking placing the gear mid-crux once I had a moment to stop and think... I was so chuffed when I got to the top as its given E7 with a french 7c tech grade. I'd had to fight hard and it meant a lot as my first lakes E7."
Despite being E6 in old guidebooks, Bucket Dynasty was confirmed as E7 with french 7c climbing by Caff, who onsighted the route along with Dusk till Dawn, E7 6b, before Emma climbed it.
This is Emma's second E7 flash after she flashed Yukan II, E6/7 6b, at Nesscliffe last month (UKC News Report and pictured right), with Emma also being the second British woman to climb E9, with an ascent of Rare Lichen, E9 6c, at Gribin Facet in North Wales (UKC Interview).