Emma Twyford


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Emma is one of the very best female climbers operating in the current British scene. She has flashed both E7 and F8a, headpointed E9 and redpointed F8b+/c.

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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 Twyford has repeated The Big Issue E9 6c at Bosherston Head, Pembroke.

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 

Marc Langley speaks to Emma Twyford about all things climbing and route setting... Emma Twyford needs little introduction. She is one of the most accomplished and well-respected all round climbers currently operating in the UK climbing scene....

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 has made the 5th ascent of Steve Mayer's Nightmayer E8 6c on Dinas Cromlech in the Llanberis Pass. The route features sustained technical climbing, long run-outs, some iffy gear and a tricky high crux. It was made famous by a video of Belgian...

Emma Twyford  © UKC News
Emma Twyford  © UKC News

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

Emma Twyford and James 'Caff' McHaffie had a whirlwind trip to Dyer's Lookout earlier this week, in which they completed the two ~50m king lines of the crag. Emma headpointed Dave Birkett's Once Upon a Time in the South West E9 6c and Caff...


Latest Reviews for Emma's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Vapour V

The original Vapour V came out in 2010, but the latest version has seen some big changes. This is very much a shoe of two halves, says Rob Greenwood, and not necessarily an improvement on the older models.

mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear
mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that should take you from summer Alps to snowy Munros, UK scrambles to low grade winter climbs.

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown
ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number caught our attention in particular...

Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear
Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear

Women's All-Round Harnesses

Many climbers are all-rounders, so there's a need for harnesses that can do a bit of everything too. We look at nine...

Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear
Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes

'Performance' is a huge category, so with UK sport climbing in mind we've narrowed the focus of this review to down-turned, supportive...

SL Active montage  © Dan Bailey
SL Active montage  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa's New SL Active Boot

Scarpa's SL boot is 35 this year. A lot has changed in the outdoor world since then; now in its ninth version, has the new SL Active...

A sturdy shoe that should last a good long time  © Dan Bailey
A sturdy shoe that should last a good long time  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Mescalito Approach Shoes

A robust and comfy shoe, the Mescalito should see you right for years of hillwalks, scrambles and crag approaches, says Martin...


Latest News from Emma's Sponsors

Annoucements direct from manufacturers

ZG Thumbnail  © Scarpa

The Scarpa Zero Gravity Collection

The Zero Gravity (ZG) family of product represents a new class of product for Scarpa, designed around a fluid and dynamic rolling gait concept and sits alongside the traditional hiking range. The core of the ZG range is a new last shape (called TR...

Instinct VS WMN  © Scarpa
Instinct VS WMN  © Scarpa

Scarpa - Women's Collection: Instinct VSRW, Maestro, Vapor, Arpia

For 2019 Scarpa has released three new women's specific climbing shoes, with an adapted fit that differs to the men's version in a variety of different ways.

Arpia  © Scarpa
Arpia  © Scarpa

Scarpa - Arpia and Vapour V

The Arpia is especially designed for climbers who want to step up to their first high performance shoe. It combines performance with a high level of comfort provided by a new, medium fit FK last, a perfect all-round model that performs in any situation, from...

ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC
ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Footwear and Packs

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...

ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC
ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Climbing Hardware Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of...

Switch Handles being manufactured in Wales  © DMM
Switch Handles being manufactured in Wales  © DMM

DMM Ice Axe Range

For winter 2018/19 the tried and tested range of DMM ice axes has been updated with new colourways and laser markings. DMM tools are...

Micro Puff Jacket  © Patagonia
Micro Puff Jacket  © Patagonia

Introducing The Patagonia Micro Puff™ Collection

The Micro Puff™ Collection was created for days when you need one piece of insulation to do it...