NEWSFLASH: First British 8c for Emma Twyfordby Duncan Campbell - UKC Aug/2014
This news story has been read 10,557 times
Yesterday Emma Twyford climbed Unjustified at Malham Cove in Yorkshire, becoming the first British woman to climb 8c on British soil, and the second British woman to climb 8c ever.
Emma has been attempting Unjustified seriously for the last few weeks, having tried it in previous years but never quite getting it done. Two weeks ago Emma headed to Malham with James McHaffie and made good progress, climbing the route in two halves.
This boosted Emma's motivation and she began making regular trips to Malham from her home in North Wales. This persistence was rewarded with her clipping the chains yesterday on her first 8c.
Emma is on excellent form right now having just flashed her second E7; Bucket Dynasty at Dove Crag (UKC News Report). Emma is the second British woman to climb 8c after Hazel Findlay climbed Fish Eye at Oliana earlier this year (UKC News Report + Interview).
We will bring you more information once we have it.
Britain's Shauna Coxsey managed to secure a second win in a row at the IFSC Boulder World Cup in Kazo, Japan at the weekend, just... Read more
Said Belhaj has repeated Chris Sharma's Paoichulo, 9a+, at Oliana, in Catalunya. This was the Swedish climbers hardest route to... Read more
James McHaffie has added a new E9 6c - House of Talons - to Dinas Cromlech in the Llanberis Pass. The fact that a... Read more
UKC traffic has reached a record 1 million visits for the month of March which has resulted in an astonishing 5,700,000 odd page... Read more
In this video, Anak Verhoeven makes the (likely) first female ascent of Francois Petit's 1994 piece de resistance... Read more