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Emma Twyford


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Emma is one of the very best climbers operating in the current British scene. She has flashed both E7 and F8a, headpointed E9 and is the first British woman to redpoint F9a.

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Girl Crush Vol 9  © Charlie Torrance

The Ticklist #19 A Mixed Bag of Global Ascents

Another mixed bag of bouldering, sport, trad and multipitch from around the world...9as, 8Cs, 8a+ multipitches and an ungraded trad 'highball'...

Emma Twyford on Chupacabra E8/9 6c.  © Ray Wood
Emma Twyford on Chupacabra E8/9 6c.  © Ray Wood

News Chupacabra E8/9 6c by Emma Twyford

Emma Twyford returned to Pembroke last weekend and ticked Chupacabra E8/9 6c at Huntsman's Leap. The line was first climbed by Ben Bransby and Neil Gresham in 1998 and follows the bold wall above Witch Hunt E4 6b.

Emma Twyford on Do you know where your children are E8 6c.  © Ray Wood
Emma Twyford on Do you know where your children are E8 6c.  © Ray Wood

News Do You Know Where Your Children Are? E8 6c by Emma Twyford

Emma Twyford has ticked James Pearson's Do you know where your children are? E8 6c at Huntsman's Leap in Pembroke.

Siebe Vanhee climbing Orbayu  ©  David ‘Campe’ Lopez @davidlopezcampe
Siebe Vanhee climbing Orbayu  ©  David ‘Campe’ Lopez @davidlopezcampe

The Ticklist #2 - Puccio on Fire, Pearson Climbs his 2nd 9a and More

In this week's ticklist, we cover ascents from the boulders of Rocky Mountain National...

Sport Climbing - Respect the Rock  © BMC TV
Sport Climbing - Respect the Rock  © BMC TV

Video Sport Climbing - Respect the Rock

In the latest BMC Respect the Rock film, Emma Twyford talks us through the essentials for sport climbing....

Big Bang Film  © BMC TV
Big Bang Film  © BMC TV

Fri Night Vid Emma Twyford and The Big Bang

This week's Friday Night Video is the premiere of David Petts' award winning documentary about Emma Twyford's...

high five  © UKC News
high five  © UKC News

News 2020 Women's Climbing Calendar

To celebrate International Women's Day, we have taken the opportunity to draw together some of the key women's climbing events,...

The Big Bang Tour  © BMC TV
The Big Bang Tour  © BMC TV

Press Release Emma Twyford and The Big Bang: on tour

News of the decade: 2015-2019.  © UKC Articles
News of the decade: 2015-2019.  © UKC Articles

Article Defining a Decade - Climbing News of the 2010s (Part 2)

Emma Twyford and Rob  © UKC
Emma Twyford and Rob  © UKC

Video Kendal Rekindled: Emma Twyford Interview

Emma Twyford makes the third ascent of The Big Bang 9a.  © Marc Langley
Emma Twyford makes the third ascent of The Big Bang 9a.  © Marc Langley

Interview Emma Twyford on The Big Bang 9a

Emma Twyford on The Big Bang 9a.  © Paul Diffley/Hot Aches Productions
Emma Twyford on The Big Bang 9a.  © Paul Diffley/Hot Aches Productions

Newsflash The Big Bang 9a by Emma Twyford

Pitch 2 of the Camilotto Pellisier.  © John Bunney
Pitch 2 of the Camilotto Pellisier.  © John Bunney

News Camilotto Pellisier (8a/+) by Helliker and Twyford

Alex Mason on The Cwm Face  © Charlotte Milner
Alex Mason on The Cwm Face  © Charlotte Milner

News North Wales Trad Round-up

Emma Twyford repeats The Big Issue E9 6c.  © Mike Hutton
Emma Twyford repeats The Big Issue E9 6c.  © Mike Hutton

News The Big Issue E9 6c by Emma Twyford

Emma on a repeat ascent of Right Wall E5 6a  © Marc Langley
Emma on a repeat ascent of Right Wall E5 6a  © Marc Langley

Interview Emma Twyford - Not Just a Sport Climber 

Emma keeping composed on a wet Nightmayer.  © John Bunney
Emma keeping composed on a wet Nightmayer.  © John Bunney

News Nightmayer E8 6c by Emma Twyford

Emma Twyford  © UKC News
Emma Twyford  © UKC News

News Dyer's Lookout E9s by Twyford, McHaffie and Cope

Emma Twyford happy to tick Mind Control 8c.  © Alex Haslehurst
Emma Twyford happy to tick Mind Control 8c.  © Alex Haslehurst

News Mind Control 8c by Emma Twyford

Rob Greenwood on Yukan II  © Adam Booth
Rob Greenwood on Yukan II  © Adam Booth

News Nesscliffe Round-up - 104 E-Points in a Weekend!

Sadie Renwick on Quartz Icicle  © Claire Maw
Sadie Renwick on Quartz Icicle  © Claire Maw

News Women's International Climbing Meet: Report

No Longer at Ease  © Julia Wakeling
No Longer at Ease  © Julia Wakeling

News Emma Twyford Flashes Gravity Wave E8

Evie setting a tricky slab problem  © Paul Alexander
Evie setting a tricky slab problem  © Paul Alexander

Features Climbing the Ladder: Female Routesetters

Dave Birkett on 'Impact Day' E8/9 6c, Pavey Ark.   © Alastair Lee - Posingproductions.com
Dave Birkett on 'Impact Day' E8/9 6c, Pavey Ark.   © Alastair Lee - Posingproductions.com

News Impact Day E8 for Woodburn, McHaffie and Twyford

Emma on the crux of Melancholie 8b  © Glyn Hudson
Emma on the crux of Melancholie 8b  © Glyn Hudson

News Melancholie 8b for Emma Twyford

Emma Twyford chilling before her ascent of Rare Lichen  © Alex Haslehurst
Emma Twyford chilling before her ascent of Rare Lichen  © Alex Haslehurst

Newsflash Strawberries E7 6b for Emma Twyford

Emma Twyford  © lil cath
Emma Twyford  © lil cath

Interview Emma Twyford on Unjustified - 8c or 8b+?

Emma Twyford flashing Statement of Youth  © Jon Butters
Emma Twyford flashing Statement of Youth  © Jon Butters

Newsflash First British 8c for Emma Twyford

Emma Twyford climbing Yukan II, E6/7 6b, Nesscliffe  © Ollie Cain
Emma Twyford climbing Yukan II, E6/7 6b, Nesscliffe  © Ollie Cain

News Emma Twyford Flashes Bucket Dynasty - Lakes E7

Emma Twyford climbing Yukan II, E6/7 6b, Nesscliffe  © Ollie Cain
Emma Twyford climbing Yukan II, E6/7 6b, Nesscliffe  © Ollie Cain

News Emma Twyford Flashes Yukan II, E6/7

Emma Twyford crimping, mid-crux on Rare Lichen, E9 6c  © Ray Wood
Emma Twyford crimping, mid-crux on Rare Lichen, E9 6c  © Ray Wood

Interview Emma Twyford Climbs E9

Emma Twyford in Morocco  © M Daviet - MHW
Emma Twyford in Morocco  © M Daviet - MHW

News Emma Twyford Repeats Rare Lichen E9

Emma on her onsight ascent of 'Pretty Girls Make Graves', E6 6b  © Miles Hill
Emma on her onsight ascent of 'Pretty Girls Make Graves', E6 6b  © Miles Hill

News Emma Twyford onsights Pretty Girls Make Graves (E6)

Emma Twyford enjoying herself on London Wall E5 6a, Millstone 4  © li'l Kath
Emma Twyford enjoying herself on London Wall E5 6a, Millstone 4  © li'l Kath

Product News Emma Twyford Joins Mountain Hardwear

Emma Twyford flashing Statement of Youth  © Jon Butters
Emma Twyford flashing Statement of Youth  © Jon Butters

News Emma Twyford Flashes 'Statement...' - F8a

Emma Twyford  © li'l Kath, Sep 2008
Emma Twyford  © li'l Kath, Sep 2008

News Emma Twyford Climbs Predator - F8b

Emma Twyford  © UKC News
Emma Twyford  © UKC News

News Emma Twyford Onsights F8a

Emma Twyford, London Wall E5 6a, Millstone 1  © li'l Kath
Emma Twyford, London Wall E5 6a, Millstone 1  © li'l Kath

News F8a for Emma Twyford


Latest Reviews for Emma's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Suede upper, high all-round rand and a decent chunky sole  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

Now in its seventh version, the Manta remains a benchmark mountain boot in the B2 category, and should equally appeal to mountaineers and winter hillwalkers. This is a robust and unashamedly chunky boot, says Dan Bailey, and while you'll find l...

Comfy rock shoe group test  © UKC Gear
Comfy rock shoe group test  © UKC Gear

Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long routes and lower-grade days, a flatter and more neutral model may be preferable to the toe-cramping asymmetry of a downturned...

The Booster is definitely a shoe with steeper terrain in mind  © UKC Gear
The Booster is definitely a shoe with steeper terrain in mind  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Booster

The Booster has similar sensitivity to Scarpa's other soft shoes like the Furia Air, Furia S and Drago, says Rob Greenwood, but with the added benefit of some modest edging ability. Shame about the heel.

Testing the Kalipe on slabby gneiss  © Dan Bailey
Testing the Kalipe on slabby gneiss  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Kalipe

They are not the most technical approach shoe on the market, and their shallow tread could prove a worry on steep grass, but the Kalipe's...

Micro cams group test montage  © Rebecca Ting
Micro cams group test montage  © Rebecca Ting

Micro Cams

Micro cams are among the most useful pieces of gear on a trad climber's rack. Having a tiny cam you can rely on to protect otherwise...

Secret Stuff makes a massive difference in higher humidity conditions   © Rob Greenwood - UKC
Secret Stuff makes a massive difference in higher humidity conditions   © Rob Greenwood - UKC

Friction Labs Secret Stuff & Secret Stuff AF

Team Sky built their cycling success around making marginal gains, and Friction Labs Secret Stuff liquid chalk...

Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey
Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Spin Ultra

Offering generous levels of cushioning and support in a surprisingly lightweight package, the Spin Ultra should be equally at home on long...


Latest News from Emma's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

Scarpa Manta Tech men's close up  © Ed Smith

Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

The Scarpa Manta has been an icon for over three decades. As a multi award winning model in various generations it has represented the "benchmark" in 4 season Mountain boots. Evolving over many generations, the new Manta Tech represents...

Scarpa Booster  © UKC Gear
Scarpa Booster  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is - in the words of Scarpa Designer Nathan Hoette - "all about the precision". It took 87 prototypes to get to the point where he and Scarpa's Climbing Shoe Category Manager, Heinz Mariacher, were happy with its weight and sensitivity. Designed with both the...

A sensitive, flexible shoe enables maximum contact on sloping footholds  © Robbie Phillips
A sensitive, flexible shoe enables maximum contact on sloping footholds  © Robbie Phillips

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is the newest climbing shoe to be introduced to the Scarpa Spring Summer 2020 climbing range. It follows on from the old classic Booster S with some exciting new developments.

ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - New Footwear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

Scarpa Veloce

The Veloce offers comfort and technology with special focus on indoor climbing. A slightly downturned shape with an extra spacy toe box is...

Climbers  © Patagonia
Climbers  © Patagonia

Patagonia - Shell, Yeah!

Patagonia is the first in the industry to make all shells with recycled materials and sew them all in a Fair Trade Certified...

Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa
Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

The Mt Blanc Pro is a warm and durable boot designed for technical mountaineering and winter climbing. The new Mt Blanc Pro is...


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